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GREAT BRITAIN Parliament. House of Commons.
[Proceedings. 1660--1742]
The history and proceedings of the House of Commons from the Restoration to the present time. Containing the most remarkable motions, speeches, resolves, reports and conferences to be met with in that interval: as also the most exact estimates of the charge of government; state of the public revenue; the rise and growth of the national debt, expence of the war, proceedings on ways and means, speeches and messages from the throne, addresses, and remonstrances, also the numbers pro and con upon every division, &c. Many of which curious particulars were never before printed. Collected from the best authorities, compared with the journals of the House; and illustrated with a great variety of historical and explanatory notes. Together with a large appendix, containing exact lists of every Parliament, the names of the speakers, their several posts under the government; and other valuable, supplemental pieces. ...
London: printed for Richard Chandler, 1742--44.
14 vols ; 19.2 cm. (8º)

Dedication signed by the 'Editor', i.e. the bookseller Richard Chandler. The first twelve volumes fall into two groups, the first five volumes with direction line 'Tome I. (- V.)' covering the period from 1660 to 1714, and the second group of seven volumes with direction line 'Vol. I. (-VII.)' covering the period 'From The Death of Queen Anne. To The Present Time.', i.e. 1714 to 1740. Each of these twelve volumes has an additional title-page reading 'The History and Proceedings Of the House of Commons Of England. ... Printed in the Year 1741'. Volumes XIII and XIV, published in 1743 and 1744 respectively, have the title-page reading: The history and proceedings of the House of Commons, during the Third Parliament of his present Majesty King George II. held in ... 1741, and 1742 (... 1742, and 1743); ... being the thirteenth (fourteenth) volume from the restoration of King Charles II. In vol. XIII the verso of the title-page is subscribed in manuscript Rich Chandler as a guarantee of authenticity, and the verso of the half-title advertises Ebenezer Timberland's companion series of The history and proceedings of the House of Lords, 1742--44 (q.v.). Volume XIV has the imprint 'Printed: And sold by William Sandby ...'. Although the project had a promising beginning with the support of the Prince of Wales to whom it was dedicated, Chandler got into severe financial difficulties leading to his suicide in 1744. ESTC t145494 (vols I--XII), ESTC t201950 (vol. XIII), ESTC t201934 (vol. XIV).

Copy Notes Inscribed by Soane in ink in ink on final end-paper of vol. IV: p.210 / 350,000 voted for the building of 50 new churches &c 7th April 1711. Head-piece on p. 1 of vol. I initialled in ink C.W.. Front paste-down of vol. II inscribed in ink R. Tickell. Bound to match the set of Timberland's History and proceedings of the House of Lords, 1742--44 (q.v.).

Binding C18th calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments with floral and pomegranate motifs, red and black morocco spine-labels reading 'Chandler's Debates' and 'Commons'.

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