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a perfect Narrative of the Treaty at Uxbridge, Anno 1644; by Sir William Dugdale. 1681. 181 || Sketch of the State of Ireland, past and present; written in 1807. 1822. 20 || Stateofthe Nationat the commencement of 1822: considered under the four departments of the Finance,—Foreign Relations, Home Department, Colonies, and Board of Trade. 1822. Stowe's Chronicles, (No Title-page.) 1632. Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain: presenting an exact Geography of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Isles adjoining; with a Chronology of the Civil Wars in England, &c.; by John Speed; edited with additions; by E. Phillips. 1676. Tixall Letters: or, the Correspondence of the Aston Family and their Friends, during the Seventeenth Century; with Notes and illustrations; by Arthur Clifford. 2 vols. 1815.
Part 2.—Records, State Papers, Treaties, Correspondence, Treatises on the Constitution andParliament, Parliamentary Debates, Precedents, Sfc.
Records, §c:—Publications principally under the direction of Committees appointed to inquire into the slate oft l<e Public Records of the Kingdom.
An Account of the most important Public Records of Great
Foedera, Conventioncs, Litters', et cujuscunque generis Acta Publica, &c., (vide p. 310,) vol. 2, part II., vol. 3, part I. and II. (132777.) 3 vols. 1821-30.
With the Second Part of the Second Volume a change in the editorship took place; John Caley, F. R. 8., having succeeded the Rev. Adam Clarke, LL. D.
•150 | F.| M || Valor Ecclesiasticus; temp. Regis Hen. VIII., (vide p. 313.)
3 vols. 1821-34.
"The Dioceses are arranged according to the new division which took
2. Winchester, Salisbury, Oxford, Exeter, and Gloucester.
3. Hereford, Coventry and Lichfield, Worcester, Norwich, and Ely.
4. Lincoln, Peterborough, Llandaff, St. David's, Bangor, and St . Asaph.
5. York, Chester, Carlisle, and Durham.
See Gent. Mag., Feb., 1835.
•150 | F.| S || Registrum Magni Sigilli, Regum Scotorum in Archivis Publicis Asservatum, A. D. 1306, A. D. 1424. 1814.
"This volume contains copies of various Charters granted by the Kings of Scotland from the accession of Robert Bruce in 1306, to the return of James I. in 1424; consisting of Grants of Dignities, Offices, Lands, Churches, Regalities, Fisheries, Liberties, Privileges, Rents, Annuities, &c."
"100 | F.| T || Ducatus Lancastrian Pars Prima,—Calendarium Inquisitionum, Post Mortem, &c., temporibus regum Edward I. to Car. I.: Pars Secunda,—a Calendar to the Pleadings, &c. in the reigns of Henry VII. and VIII., Edward VI., Queen Mary, and Phillip and Mary: Pars Tertia,— Calendar to Pleadings, Depositions, &c. in the reigns of Henry VII., VIII., &c., and the first Thirty Years of Queen Elizabeth: Pars Quarta,—Calendar of the Pleadings from the Fourteenth Year to the End of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. 3 vols. 1823-27-34.
"These volumes contain a Calendar of the Inquisitions, post mortem, taken within the Duchy of Lancaster, similar to the general Calendar of such Inquisitions, (vide 311.) Some of the lands referred to in these Inquisitions, are situated without the Duchy, but the great majority lie within it. The interest of the Calendar is therefore chiefly confined to that portion of the kingdom. The number of the Inquisitions Calendared amounts to 3569, but many of them are stated not to be Inquisitions post mortem.
'' The Calendar of Inquisitions occupies hut a portion of the first volume; the remainder contains a Calendar of Pleadings in causes in the Duchy Court, from the 1st Henry VII. to the end of the Reign of Phillip and Mary. This Calendar contains a reference to the number of the record, the names of the parties, a notice of the matter in dispute, and of the situation and description of the premises.
"The second volume contains a supplementary catalogue of various documents which should have been calendared in the first volume, and also a Calendar for the Reign of Elizabeth. Three hundred page» of a third volume had been printed when the new Commis»ioners were appointed, but its progress was very properly stopped."
See Gent. Mag., May, 1834.
The Pars Quarto, of which the third volume is comprised, is now completed and in the Library.
•150 | F.| V || The Statutes of the Realm, published by Command of His Majesty King George III., in pursuance of an Address of the House of Commons of Great Britain: from Original Records and Authentic MSS.; with Chronological and Alphabetical Indexes. 9 vols. 1810-28.
"Notwithstanding the various editions of the Statutes, it appears, that amongst them all, there was not any complete collection containing all the matters which at different times, and by different editors, had been published as Statutes; there was a want of uniformity in the earlier editions; there was not any complete trat»slation of alt the Statutes previous to Henry VII.; nor was there any collection whatever published under the Royal Authority, which alone has the power of promulgating the laws. Under these circumstances the Commons' Committee expressed their opinion that "it was highly expedient for the honour of the nation and the benefit of his Mojesty's subjects, that a complete and authoritative edition of all the Statutes should be published." The present collection is the result. One objection to this collection is that it descends no lower than the reign of Queen Anne, and that consequently it contains but a small number of the Statutes now in force. The Commons' Committee recommended the publication of all the Statutes, and it is difficult to discover why their recommendation was departed from. It is to be hoped that the labour will speedily be resumed, and the Statutes brought down to the end of George IV. It is also regretted by practical men that this authentic edition has not been rendered legal evidence. It might easily be done by a short Act of Parliament, and would add greatly to the utility and dignity of this highly important and praiseworthy publication. "The principal matters contained in our Statute Book may be classed under the head of Charters, which proceeded immediately from the King, and are couched in the form of Royal Grants, Ordinances or Royal Mandates, consented to in great Councils, and intended to have a partial or temporary Legislative effect; and Statutes, which name was anciently reserved for the more solemn Acts of the three bodies of the Legislature, and which from the time of Edward IIL, has been the only form in which they have made known their will. Previous to the Reign of Henry VII. the Acts of the Legislature are to be found in Latin, sometimes in French, and sometimes in English; no general rule upon the subject appears to have prevailed. From Henry VII. the English Language has been the only one used."
Fide tient. Mag., p. 23, Vol. 2, 1834.
•150 | F.| W || Calendars of the Proceedings in Chancery, in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth: to which are prefixed, Examples of Earlier Proceedings in that Court; namely, from the Reign of Richard II. to that of Queen Elizabeth inclusive; from the Originals in the Tower. 3 vols. 1827-32.
"To the first volume is prefixed a short preliminary account of the more Ancient Records, with 134 specimens of the proceedings from the Reign of Richard II. to Elizabeth. These specimens contain much curious matter, equally illustrative of the legal forms, of the condition of the people, and of the manners of the times to which they refer. These specimens met with so much applause, that fifty-six more of them are prefixed to the second volume. The remainder of the first and second volume consists of a Calendar of the proceedings in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, arranged alphabetically by the plaintiff's name, and containing the names of the parties, the object of the suit, a description of the premises affected by the suit, and the name of the county in which they were situate. Matters of the sort contained in this Calendar, must be frequently important to genealogists and topographers. The third volume is completed to the end of the Reign of Elizabeth. Dates of the different bills, which were omitted in the former volumes, are given in a part of the third volume, ami add something to its value/'
* 150 | F.| X || The Parliamentary Writs, and Writs of Military Summons: together with the Records and Muniments relating to the Suit and Service due and performed to the King's High Court of Parliament, and the Councils of the Realm, or affording evidence of attendance given at