[Copy of Alexander Donaldson's Petition to the House of Lords, against the London booksellers bill.] To the Right Honourable the Lords of Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled; The humble petition of Alexander Donaldson, bookseller in St. Paul's Church-Yard, London;
Donaldson's petition expresses opposition to a bill for relief of booksellers and others, by vesting the copies of printed books in the purchasers of such copies from authors, or their assigns, for a limited time. The bill passed in the House of Commons, but lapsed in the House of Lords, 1774.
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