Sir Robert Atkyns: An Enquiry Into the Power of Dispensing with Penal Statutes. Together with Some Animadversions Upon a Book Writ By Sir Edw. Herbert, Lord etc, Entituled a Short Account of the Authorities in Law, Upon Which Judgment Was Given in Sir Edward Hales's Case
Book Number: 005221
Timothy Goodwin London 1689 Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Robert Atkyns (1621-1709) was an eminent British lawyer and judge. In 1686 Sir Edward Hales, a Roman Catholic, was convicted under anti-Catholic laws for refusing to sign an oath on entering the military. James II overturned this decision and Lord Chief Justice Herbert upheld the King's right to overturn the law. The Enquiry argues against the King's right to repeal parliamentary laws. The second paper is a reply to Chief-Justice Herbert's review of the authorities in Hale's case. Blank endpaper, advertisement for forthcoming book by Atkyns, title page, 58pp. The book has been rebound (bookbinder stamp on front stuckdown), inked name on front stuckdown, pencilled price on front stuckdown, pencilled number on title page, one or two age spots on a few pages. 330g.