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The general turnpike road act, 3 Geo.IV.Cap.126. With an appendix of forms, and the standing orders of both Houses of Parliament with respect to private road bills, &c. To which are added, an index and notes. [With] A supplement to the general turnpike road act...containing the three acts of 4 Geo. IV. with notes and additional forms and general rules for repairing roads; to which is prefixed, a digested index to the whole of the turnpike road acts now in force.
London, Printed for the Associated Law Booksellers, 1822, 1823

In 1773, the first comprehensive General Turnpike Act was passed, gathering together the enormous mass of local acts and forming the basis of future turnpike trust administration. Both it and the 15 statutes that followed it were all consolidated in the present act, itself followed almost immediately by three further amending acts.

The text of these acts are published here with able commentaries by the lawyer, Joseph Bateman. He also includes a long introduction to the first volume, giving a history of the parliamentary commissions from 1811 onwards, while in the second volume he indicates the shift towards the proper construction and repair of roads as a primary consideration.


6mo. 2 vols. xvi + 189 + (1)pp ; (ii) + 126pp, engraved frontis. Both volumes in original boards with original printed paper labels on spines. the label on the spine of the first item partially missing, the spine of the second item worn and damaged.



Catalogue No: 5810