An act for the better suppressing of theft upon the borders of England and Scotland, and for discovery of high-way men and other felons : at the Parliament begun at Westminster the 17th day of September, an. Dom. 1656. England and Wales., England and Wales. Parliament, England, Wales., Wales. Parliament.

An act for the better suppressing of theft upon the borders of England and Scotland, and for discovery of high-way men and other felons : at the Parliament begun at Westminster the 17th day of September, an. Dom. 1656

London: Printed by Hen: Hills and John Field, printers to His Highness the Lord Protector, 1657. First Edition. Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Very Good. Item #005510564

Very good copy of this scarce, Cromwell-era law intended to suppress Highwaymen in the border regions. Each leaf hand-bumbered in in black ink a period hand on rectos (only) at upper right, 180-185. Each conjugal leaf separate, some browning, tiny marginal tears. Notes: Title page with rule border. Variant: title page with border of ornaments. Signatures: A-C². On A2r: last word in first line of text: 'both'; first word under initial: 'Theft, '; last word in last full line of text: 'shel-'. Description: [2], 9, [1] p. ; 28 cm (fol.) Other Titles: Act for suppressing theft, 1657.

Price: $495.00