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[TURNPIKE ACTS]. Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo tertio. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, Anno Domini 1768....

London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1773.
104pp, [14].

[Bound with:] Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, Anno Domini 1768... London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1776. 19pp, [1]. With half-title.

[And:] Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo sexto. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of November, Anno Domini 1774... London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1776. [2], 23-29pp, [1].

8vo. Contemporary marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, recently rebacked in calf. Boards rubbed, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate with the motto 'Data Fata Sequutus' to FEP, very occasional inked annotations, lightly spotted.
Three Georgian acts relating to the establishment of, and amendments to the regulations concerning, turnpike roads in Britain - those highways on which tollgates were placed to charge road-users in order to defray maintenance expenses. The collection of these tolls was overseen by numerous 'turnpike trusts', each established by an individual act of parliament. Universally despised, and frequently corrupt, the turnpike system was eventually rendered obsolete by the rise of the railways.
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 18113