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Parergon juris canonicici anglicani: or, A commentary, by way of supplement to the canons and constitutions of the Church of England. Not only from the books of the canon and civil-law, but likewise from the statute and common-law of this realm. Whereunto is prefix'd, by way of introduction, first, a brief account of the canon-law in general ... Secondly, the reader has also here a particular of the books wherein this law was written by John Ayliffe

The second part of the Institutes of the laws of England. Containing the exposition of many ancient, and other statutes; whereof you may see the particulars in a table following by Sir Edward Coke

A general abridgment of cases in equity, argued and adjudged in the High Court of Chancery, &c. [1667-1730?] With several cases never before published, alphabetically digested under proper titles; with notes and references to the whole. And three tables by Robert Foley

Les reports des cases argue & adjudge in le temps del' Roy Edward le Second, et auxy memoranda del' Exchequer en temps le Roy Edward le Primer. Solonq; les ancient manuscripts ore remanent en les maines de Sir Jehan' Maynard Chevaler, Serjeant de la Ley al sa Tres Excellent Majesty, le Roy Charles le Second by Sir John Maynard

Les reports du tres erudite Edmund Saunders ... des divers pleadings et cases en le Court del bank le Roy en le temps del reign sa tres Excellent Majesty le Roy Charles le II. ... [1666-1672] avec trois tables by Sir Edmund Saunders

A collection of state tracts, publish'd on occasion of the late revolution in 1688, and during the reign of King William III. To which is prefix’d, The history of the Dutch war in 1672. Translated from the French copy printed at Paris in 1682. which was supprest at the instance of the English embassador, because of the discoveries it made of the league betwixt the kings of France and England for enslaving Europe, and introducing the popish religion into these kingdoms, and the United Provinces ...

The journals of all the Parliaments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, both of the House of Lords and House of Commons by Sir Simonds D'Ewes

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About meThe Pennsylvania General Assembly was founded during the early colonial period. Today it is the legislative branch of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania's government.

About my libraryThe Pennsylvania General Assembly Collection was the 422-volume library of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Currently residing in the Rare Books Room of the State Library of Pennsylvania, the General Assembly Collection slipped out of history after its move from Philadelphia to Harrisburg in the early years of the 19th century. It was only in the 1960s that dedicated researchers from Independence National Historic Park and the State Library of Pennsylvania realized the historical value of this collection, and that all of the volumes were still together.

The first books in the collection, the 'Statutes at Large,' were purchased after the Assembly directed its clerk, Benjamin Franklin, in 1745 to buy some law books and maps for their use. Starting in 1752, the Assembly's Speaker, Isaac Norris II, worked to purchase further books for the collection. Norris and Franklin purchased the books from dealers in London.

In following years, the books were boxed up and moved several times to protect them from war, and to follow the Assembly. Both General Assembly and its library moved to Harrisburg in 1812.

The books in this virtually intact colonial-era library are the core of today's State Library of Pennsylvania. Much of the Assembly Collection was conserved during 2007-2008 at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA) under a prestigious "Save America's Treasures" grant. "Save America's Treasures" is a public-private partnership between the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

GroupsLibraries of Early America

Homepagehttp://www.statelibrary.state.pa.us

Real namePennsylvania General Assembly

LocationState Library of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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Member sinceDec 22, 2008

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