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An Act to enable His Majesty effectually to prohibit commerce (for the space of one year) with any country that is or shall be infected by the Plague....[see image for full title]

London, printed by John Baskett, 1722.

small folio [27x17cm]. disbound. 5 pages + covering title.

good clean condition

an original 1722 Black Letter printed Act of Parliament forbidding the entry of ships from plague infected countries into British and Irish ports.

The penalties for assisting the entry of any such ships were rather more severe than those of our more recent quarantine laws, with any person so convicted being sentenced to death...