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The Public General Acts

With Tables of the Short Titles and of the Effect of Legislation

By Various

1885-1957 - London - Eyre and Spottiswoode

9.5" by 6"

 

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An important collection of the acts and statutes passed by the British Parliament between 1885 and 1953.

Containing the records of 1885 (forty-eighth and forty-ninth years of Victoria's reign, sixth session of the twenty-second Parliament), 1886 (forty-ninth and fiftieth years of Victoria's reign, first session of the twenty-third Parliament), 1919 (ninth and tenth years of the reign of George V, first session of the thirty-first Parliament), 1921 (eleventh and twelfth years of the reign of George V, third and fourth sessions of thirty-first Parliament), 1922 (twelfth and thirteenth years of the reign of George V, fifth session of the thirty-first Parliament), 1923 (thirteenth and fourteenth years years of the reign of George V, second session of the thirty-second Parliament), 1924 (fourteenth and fifteenth years of the reign of George V, thirty-third Parliament), 1925 (fifteenth and sixteenth years of the reign of George V, thirty-fourth Parliament, complete in two volumes), 1926 (sixteenth and seventeenth years of the reign of George V, second session of the thirty-fourth Parliament), 1927 (seventeenth and eighteenth years of the reign of George V, third session of the thirty-fourth Parliament), 1928 (eighteenth and nineteenth years of the reign of George V, fourth session of the thirty-fourth Parliament), 1928-9 (nineteenth and twentieth years of the reign of George V, fifth session of the thirty-fourth Parliament), 1929-30 (twentieth and twenty-first years of the reign of George V, first session of the thirty-fifth Parliament), 1931-32 (twenty-second and twenty-third years of the reign of George V, first session of the thirty-sixth Parliament), 1932-33 (twenty-third and twenty-fourth years of the reign of George V, second session of the thirty-sixth Parliament), 1933-34 (twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth years of the reign of George V, third session of the thirty-sixth Parliament), 1934-5 (twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth years of the reign of George V, fourth session of the thirty-sixth Parliament), 1936-7 (first years of the reign of Edward VIII and first year of the reign of George VI, second session of the thirty-seventh Parliament), 1938-9 (second, third and fourth years of the reign of George VI, fourth and part of the fifth session of the thirty-seventh Parliament, complete in two volumes), 1940 (third, fourth and fifth years of the reign of George VI, fifth and part of the sixth session of the thirty-seventh Parliament), 1943 (sixth, seventh and eighth years of the reign of George VI, eighth and part of the ninth session of the thirty-seventh Parliament), 1944 (seventh, eight and ninth years of the reign of George VI, ninth and part of the tenth session of the thirty-seventh Parliament), 1945 (eighth, ninth and tenth years of the reign of George VI, tenth session of the thirty-seventh and first session of the thirty-eighth Parliament), 1946 (ninth, tenth and eleventh years of the reign of George VI, first and part of the second session of the thirty-eighth Parliament), 1947 (tenth, eleventh and twelfth years of the reign of George VI, second and part of the third session of the thirty-eighth Parliament, complete in two volumes), 1948 (eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth years of the reign of George VI, third, fourth and fifth sessions of the thirty-eighth Parliament, one volume of two only), 1949 (twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth years of the reign of George VI, fifth session of the thirty-eighth Parliament, complete in two volumes), 1950 (fourteenth and fifteenth years of the reign of George VI, first and part of the second session of the thirty-ninth Parliament), 1951 (fourteenth and fifteenth years of the reign of George VI, second session of the thirty-ninth and part of the first Session of the fortieth Parliament), 1952 (fifteenth and sixteenth years of the reign of George VI and first year of the reign of Elizabeth II, first and part of the second session of the fortieth Parliament), 1953 (first and second years of the reign of Elizabeth II, second and part of the third sessions of the fortieth Parliament), 1954 (second and third years of the reign of Elizabeth II, third and part of the fourth session of the fortieth Parliament), 1955 (third and fourth years of the reign of Elizabeth II, fourth session of the fortieth Parliament and part of the first session of the forty-first Parliament), 1956 (fourth and fifth years of the reign of Elizabeth II, first and second sessions of the forty-first Parliament), and 1957 (fifth and sixth years of the reign of Elizabeth II, second and third sessions of the forty-first Parliament).

These contain acts made over the course of the reign of four monarchs: Victoria, George V, George VI, and Elizabeth II, during events such as the Second World War and Edward's abducation.

Binder's label of W. P. Griffith to front pastedowns.

CONDITION

In half-calf bindings. Externally sound, though with some rubbing. Dampstaining to nine volumes. Four joints starting. One joint cracked, and held by cords only. One backstrip lifting. Rubbing to some backstrips. Ink spots to two volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional ink stamps throughout. Pages have the occasional ink annotation. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the occasional tidemark of patch of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD.

 


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