Free Parliaments

Free Parliaments


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[001041] Mackworth, Humphrey. Free Parliaments: or, a Vindication of the Fundamental Right of the Commons of England in Parliament Assembled, to be Sole Judges of all those Privileges of the Electors, and of the Elected; Which are Absolutely Necessary to Preserve Free Parliaments….. [London]: No Publisher, 1704. First Edition. 4to. Disbound. Pamphlet. Presentation Copy from Author. Good. [8], 43pp, [1], disbound.

Cropped at head, losing page numbers to head, and just touching text to last couple of pages, otherwise fairly bright and clean.

Presentation copy, with ‘ex dono ? authoris’ to foot of title.

“Mackworth, Sir Humphry (1657-1727), industrial entrepreneur and politician” (Oxford DNB). “Ashby v. White (1703) … It concerns the right to vote and misfeasance of a public officer … Mr Ashby was prevented from voting at an election by the misfeasance of a constable, Mr White, on the apparent pretext that he was not a settled inhabitant” (Wikipedia)