Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
The ‘Habeus Corpus’ Act – Charles II An Act for the better securing the liberty of the subject and for prevention of imprisonments beyond the seas...1691. Folio 17pp plus title. Possibly a later printing of the original Act passed in 1679 – one of the cornerstones of international law which brought in the right of ‘habeus corpus’ whereby a prisoner could not be held without trial for more than a certain period. Good condition.