Twenty-nine acts of the Parliament of Great Britain passed in 1739-1740, followed by a table of contents, all printed in 1740. Cf. ESTC.
An act for continuing the duties upon malt, mum, cyder, and perry, in that part of Great Britain called England, and for granting to his majesty certain duties upon malt, mum, cyder, and perry, in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and forty [1739, i.e 1740] An act for the better supply of mariners and seamen to serve in his majesty's ships of war, and on board merchant ships, and other trading ships, and privateers [1739, i.e. 1740] An act for the more effectual securing and encouraging of the trade of his majesty's British subjects to America, and for the encouragement of seamen to enter into his majesty's service  An act for making effectual three several acts of Parliament, one of the sixth year of the reign of her late majesty Queen Anne, and another of the eleventh year of the reign of his late majesty King George, for repairing the highways from Old Stratford in the county of Northampton, to Dunchurch in the county of Warwick, and the third made in the tenth year of hs present majesty's reign, for making more effectual the said two former acts [1739, i.e. 1740] An act to indemnify persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for offices and imployments, within the time limited by law, and for allowing further time for that purpose [1739, i.e. 1740] An act for naturalizing such foreign Protestants, and others therein mentioned, as are settled, or shall settle in any of his majesty's colonies in America [1739, i.e. 1740] An act to explain and amend an act made in the first year of the reign of her late majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An act for the more effectual preventing the abuses and frauds of persons employed in the working up the woollen, linen, fustian, cotton, and iron manufactures of this kingdom, and for extending the said act to the manufactures of leather [1739, i.e. 1740] An act for repairing the road between Hockliffe, in the county of Bedford, and Stony-Stratford, in the county of Buckingham [1739, i.e. 1740] An act for punishing mutiny and desertion, and for the better payment of the army and their quarters  An act for the more effectual improving the navigation of the river Dun, from a place called Wilsick-house, in the parish of Barmby-Dun, in the county of York, to Fishlock-Ferry in the same county [1739, i.e. 1740] An act for making a chapel lately built by Robert Downes, goldsmith, and others, in the town of Sheffield, in the county of York, a perpetual care and benefice, and for making a provision for the maintenance of the curate or minister of the said chapel, pursuant to an agreement for that purpose [1739, i.e. 1740] An act for providing a marriage portion for the Princess Mary [1739, i.e. 1740] An act for making more effectual two acts of Parliament, passed in the seventh and tenth years of her late majesty Queen Anne, for preserving and enlarging the harbour of Whitehaven in the county of Cumberland, and for repairing and amending the high roads leading to the said harbour and town of Whitehaven [1739, i.e. 1740] An act for continuing and making more effectual an act passed in the fifth year of the reign of his late majesty King George the First, for repairing the roads from the top of Stoken-church Hill to Enflow-bridge, and the road from Wheatley-bridge through the city of Oxon, by Begbrook to New Woodstock in the county of Oxon (except the Mile-way on each side of the said city) and for repairing the road from the Crown Alehouse, to the turnpike on Stoken-church Hill aforesaid  An act to give further powers to the commissioners for building a bridge cross the river Thames, from the city of Westminster to the opposite shore in the county of Surrey, and to enable them to raise a further sum of money towards finishing the said bridge, and to perform the other trusts reposed in them  An act for the increase of mariners and seamen to navigate merchant ships, and other trading ships or vessels  An act to continue several laws therein mentioned, for punishing such persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy turnpikes, for repairing highways or locks, or other works erected by authority of parliament for making rivers navigable, for preventing exactions of the occupiers of locks and wears upon the river Thames westward, and for ascertaining the rates of water carriage upon the said river, for preventing frivolous and vexatious arrests, and for better securing the lawful trade of his majesty's subjects to and from the East Indies, and for the more effectual preventing all his majesty's subjects trading thither under foreign commissions, and for limiting the time for suing forth writs of certiorari upon proceedings before justices of the peace, and for regulating the time and manner of applying for the same, for the better and more speedy execution of process within particular franchises or liberties, and for extending the power and authorities of justices of the peace of counties touching county rates, to the justices of the peace of such liberties and franchises as have commissions of the peace within themselves  An act to restrain and prevent the excessive increase of horse races, and for amending an act made in the last session of Parliament, intituled, An act for the more effectual preventing of excessive and deceitful gaming  An act for more effectually preventing fraudulent qualifications of persons to vote as freeholders in the election of members to serve in Parliament, for such cities and town as are counties of themselves, in that part of Great Britain called England  An act for further and more effectually preventing the wilful and malicious destruction of collieries and coal works  An act for enlarging the term and powers granted and given by an act passed in the tenth year of the reign of his late majesty King George the First, intituled, An act for repairing the road leading from Dunchurch in the county of Warwick, to the bottom of Meriden Hill in the same county, and for making the said act more effectual  An act for granting to his majesty the sum of one million out of the sinking fund, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and forty, and for enabling his majesty to raise the further sum of two hundre thousand pounds, out of the growing produce of the said fund, and for granting to his majesty the sum of twenty one thousand pounds, one shilling, and eight pence halfpenny, remaining in the receipt of his majesty's exchequer, arisen by sale of lands in the isalnd of Saint Christopher's, and for the further appropriating the supplies granted in this session of parliament  An act for amending and enforcing the laws relating to rogues, vagabonds, and other idle and disorderly persons, and for reducing the same into one act of Parliament, and also for amending the laws for erecting, providing, and regulating houses of correction  An act for the more effectual maintenance and well-keeping of Stanes Bridge and Egham Causeway, being the highway from London to the west parts of England  An act to revive, explain, and amend an act made in the sixteenth and seventeenth years of the reign of his late majesty King Charles the Second intituled, An act for making the river of Medway navigable, in the counties of Kent and Sussex  An act for prohibiting commerce with Spain  An act for continuing the several laws therein mentioned, relating to the premiums upon the importation of masts, yards, and bowsprits, tar, pitch, and turpentine, to British made sail cloth, and the duties payable on foreign sail cloth, to the Greenland, and to the whale fishery, for granting a further bounty for all ships employed in the whale fishery during the present war, for exempting harponers and others employed in the Greenland fishery trade, from being impressed, and for giving further time for the payment of duties omitted to be paid for the indentures and contracts of clerks and apprentices  An act for confirming and enlarging the powers granted by his majesty to the governors and guardians of the hospital, for the maintenance and education of exposed and deserted young children, by his most gracious charter, bearing date the seventeenth day of October, in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine, and to enable them to execute the good purposes of the said charter  An act for further enlarging the term granted by an act of the ninth and tenth years of the reign of King William the Third, for cleansing and making navigable the chanel from the hithe at Colchester to Wivenhoe, and for making the said act, and another act of the fifth year of the reign of his late majesty King George the First, for enlarging the term granted by the said act of the ninth and tenth years of the reign of King William the Third, more effectual  A table of the statutes publick and private, passed anno decimo tertio Georgii II. regis : being the sixth session of the eighth Parliament of Great Britain.
Collection title devised by cataloger from title of table of contents. Without general title leaf. Each act has special dated title leaf within border of double rules with title noting the king's regnal year and the date and session of Parliament, woodcut vignette (arms of George II of Great Britain), and imprint; caption title on the following leaf describing the content of the act. Signatures and pagination are largely continuous. Signatures: A-I² 2H-2Y² 2Z1 3A-7G², ²A² (leaves 2I2, 2Q2, 2S2, 3F2, 4C2, 4G2, 4P2, 5F2, 5N2, 6H2, 7A2 and 7G2 blanks). Pagination: 35, , 123-578,  p. Woodcut factotums. Printed marginalia.
Kaplan Collection copy has a few ms. underlines, marginal marks and notes in ink or pencil in text. Kaplan Collection copy purchased for the Penn Libraries in 2016 by Arnold and Deanne Kaplan.