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  1. Aysgarth AN ACT for dividing and inclosing Aysgarth Pasture and Aysgarth Moor or Common, in the Township and Parish of Aysgarth.... 18pp. 1777. £24.00

  2. Beverley AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the Town and Liberty of Beverley. 22pp., plus cover leaf, attractive woodcut headpiece with ships. 1781. £16.00

  3. Bridlington AN ACT for enlarging the Time.... for Repairs of the Piers of Bridlington.... 8pp., plus cover leaf. 1753. £10.00

  4. Bugthorpe AN ACT for dividing and inclosing several open Fields and stinted Pastures, within the Township of Bugthorpe.... 22pp. 1777. £22.00

  5. City of York AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to licence a Playhouse in the City of York; and in the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull. 2pp plus title sheet, decorative woodcut initial letter. 1769. £20.00

  6. Clifton AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor Clifton upon Calder in the West Riding of the County of York. 21pp. 1778. £24.00

  7. Dinnington AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing certain Open Fields, Meadow, carr, common, and Watse Grounds within the Township of Dinnington, in the parishes of Saint Leonard and Saint John, in the County of York. 34pp. 1778. £22.00
  8. Ecclesfield AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the several Commons and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Bolsterstone, in the Parish of Ecclesfield, in the County of York. 21pp. 1778. £22.00

  9. Fremington AN ACT for dividing and Inclosing Fremington Edge and Fremington Moor, and certain Waste Grounds in the Township of Fremington, in the Parish of Grinton.... 20pp. Some slight waterstaining at top edge. 1777. £22.00

  10. Gargrave AN ACT to enable John Preston, Merchant, to make a Jointure on any future Marriage. 7pp. 1751. £26.00
    Refers to an estate at Flasby Hall.


  11. Halifax, Bradford etc., AN ACT to repeal so much of an Act.... as relates to the more easy and speedy recovery of small debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley..... and the Lordship of Tong... and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Court Baron of the Manor Kighley. 33pp. plus cover leaf, black letter. 1780. £14.00

  12. Howden AN ACT for vesting the several Yearly Rents and Copyhold Fines, payable to the Lord Bishop of Durham.... issuing our of the several Messuages, Lands, and Tenements within the Manor of Howden.... in Trustees.... 10pp. 1778. £18.00

  13. Howden, Asselby etc., AN ACT to enable John Arthur Worsop.... to settle a Jointure upon any Woman or Women he may hereafter marry.... 18pp. 1778. £18.00
    Refers to lands at Howden, Asselby, Blacktoft, Swinfleet, etc., and lands in Lincolnshire.


  14. Leeds AN ACT for enlightening the Street and Lanes, and regulating the pavements, in the Town of Leeds. 14pp., plus cover leaf, black letter, paper slightly darkened. 1755. £14.00

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  15. North Dalton AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing several Open Fields and Stinted Pastures or Waste Grounds, in the Manor of North Dalton.... 21pp. 1778. £24.00

  16. Otley and Newall AN ACT for dividing and Inclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, within the Townships of Otley and Newall with Clifton.... 36pp. 1778. £24.00

  17. Ouze AN ACT for improving the Navigation of the River Ouze, in the County of York. Black letter. Cover leaf + 21pp. Paper slightly browned. 1727. £20.00

  18. Thwing and Bainton AN ACT for vesting Part of the Settled Estates of Robert Grimston, Esquire, at Thwing and Octon.... in the said Robert Grimston, in Fee Simple. 16pp. Some slight spotting. 1777. £17.00

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