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Creator:
Great Britain. Parliament.
Title(s):

An act to restrain and prevent the excessive increase of horse races, and for amending an act made in the last session of Parliament, intituled, An act for the more effectual preventing of excessive and deceitful gaming.

Additional Title(s):

Anno regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo tertio : at the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the fourteenth day of January, anno Dom. 1734 ... and from thence continued by several prorogations to the fifteenth day of November, 1739, being the sixth session of this present Parliament

Published/Created:
London : Printed by John Baskett, printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1740.
Physical Description:
[2] p., p. 407-412 ; 32 cm. (fol.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF321.43 .G7 1740+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
"The king is asked to enact a law regulating horse-racing, not prohibiting the sport; as such the document has more to do with racing rules than with gambling."--Podeschi.
Caption title.
Imprint from cover.
At head of drop-head title: "Anno decimo tertio Georgii II. Regis".
Issued separately with a general titlepage, and also as part of: Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo tertio. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the fourteenth day of January, anno. Dom. 1734. in the eighth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And from thence continued by several prorogations to the fifteenth day of November, 1739. being the sixth session of this present Parliament.
Last word of first line of text: "of"; first word of line below initial: "cellent"; last word of last full line of text: "her".
Printed throughout in black letter type.
Signed on first leaf of text: 5K2; press fig. d on p.408.
General titlepage enclosed in a plain rule-border and has woodcut royal arms of George II with initials GIIR and mottos "Honi soit qui mal y pense" and "Dieu et mon droit".
Woodcut initial, printed marginalia.
ESTC, N51608
Podeschi, J.B. Horse and horsemanship, 48
BAC: British Art Center copy has presentation inscription to Paul Mellon from John Baskett, his first keeper of British paintings, dated April 1963 on card pasted to recto of first free end-paper. Bookplate: Algernon Dunn Gardner, Denston Hall, Suffolk.
Subject Terms:
Baskett, John -- Presentation inscription to Paul Mellon, April 1963.
Gambling -- Law and legislation -- Early works to 1800.
Gambling -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Gardner, Algernon Dunn -- Bookplate.
Horse racing -- Betting -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Mellon, Paul -- Presentation inscription from John Baskett, April 1963.
Woodcut -- Specimens -- 1740.
Contributors:
Baskett, John, 1666 or 7-1742, printer.
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