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  1. Bridport Piers AN ACT for Restoring and Rebuilding the Haven and Piers of Bridport.... and for making a Sluce there. Black Letter. 8pp., plus cover leaf. 1722. £22.00

  2. Dorset Central Railway AN ACT for authorising the Sale to the Dorset Central Railway Company.... of Part of the Settled Estates.... of which the Right Honourable George Pitt Rivers Lord Rivers is now Tenant for Life.... 12pp., with brief Schedule. 1857. £14.00

  3. Isle of Portland Harbour and Breakwater AN ACT to amend an Act for empowering the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to purchase Land for the Purposes of a Harbour of Refuge and Breakwater in the Isle of Portland.... 10pp. 1850. £14.00

  4. Portland Harbour AN ACT for the better Supply of Water for the Use of Vessels resorting to the Harbour of Refuge at Portland.... 8pp. 1857. £14.00

  5. Shaftesbury, Sherborne AN ACT for explaining, amending and making more effectual an Act of Parliament.... intituled An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of White Sheet Hill.... through the Towns of Shaftesbury, Milborne Port and Sherborne.... to the Halfway House.... 14pp., black letter, paper slightly browned. 1756. £15.00

  6. Stallbridge AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, to contract for the Purchase and Surrender of Crown Leases and to sell His Majesty's Interest in the Thornhill Estate, in the Parish of Stallbridge.... 11pp. 1815. £10.00

  7. Wareham and Purbeck Roads AN ACT for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads leading from the Market Cross in the Town of Wareham, and in Purbeck.... 10pp. 1830. £14.00

  8. Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Improvements AN ACT for paving, cleansing, lighting, and watching, the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, in the County of Dorset; and for removing all Encroachments, Obstructions, and Annoyances therein. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 30pp. 1776. £17.00

  9. Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Market Houses and Pier AN ACT to enable the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis.... to provide Market Houses for the Sale of certain marketable Commodities, and to erect and maintain an improved Pier or Landing Place within the Borough.... 22pp. 1854. £17.00

  10. Weymouth and Melcombe Regis AN ACT for the better ascertaining, recovering, and collecting, certain Duties commonly called petty Customs, or Wharfage, payable upon the Importation and Exportation of Goods and Merchandizes into, or out of the Harbour of the Borough and Town of Waymouth and Melcombe Regis.... and also of Ballast and Harbour-duties payable in respect of Ships and Vessels.... Cover leaf + 14pp. 1749. £18.00

  11. Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Gas AN ACT for lighting with Gas the Borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, and its Neighbourhood, in the County of Dorset... 11pp. 1856. £10.00

  12. Weymouth, Melcombe Regis, Warmwell, Dorchester and Osmington Roads AN ACT to continue and amend Two Acts.... for repairing several Roads leading to and through the Towns of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, and Dorchester, and also the Road leading from the Parish of Warmwell to the Church in the Parish of Osmington.... 6pp. 1803. £12.00

  13. Wool Bridge to Dorchester Road AN ACT for repairing the Road from Wool Bridge to the Borough of Dorchester.... 6pp. 1830. £12.00

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