Summary

This volume by Henry Scobell seems to have various abbreviations found on the web, but its full title is something like A Collection of Acts and Ordinances of General Use, Made in the Parliament , 1640-1656.

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Scobells "Acts"

There appear to have been two distinct works published under similar titles; a complete "Public General Acts 1640-56," and a handy digest.

A collection of acts and ordinances of general use, made in the Parliament begun and held at Westminster the third day of November, anno 1640 and since, unto the adjournment of the Parliament begun and holden the 17th of September, anno 1656. and formerly published in print, which are here printed at large with marginal notes, or abbreviated: being a continuation of that vvork from the end of Mr Pulton's collection. In two parts. Together with several tables of the titles of, and principal matters contained in the said acts and ordinances; and likewise of such as being of more private and particular concernment, or less use, are omitted. By Henry Scobell Esq; Clerk of the Parliament. Examined by the original records; and now printed by special order of Parliament
London: printed by Henry Hills and John Field, printers to His Highness the Lord Protector, 1658
[42],186,[4],160,163-515,[43]p.;2⁰.

or:-

A collection of several acts of Parliament, published in the years 1648, 1649, 1650, and 1651. Very useful, especially for justices of the peace, and other officers in the execution of their duties, and the administration of justice. VVhereunto are added some ordinances of Parliament of like concernment. Together with tables containing the titles of the several Acts and ordinances: as also a table of kalender of the principal matters in them contained. By Henry Scobell Esq; clerk of the Parliament
London: printed by John Field, printer to the Parliament of England. 1651. and are to be sold by W: Lee, D: Pakeman, and G: Bedell, at their shops in Fleet-street, [1652]
[12],224,[8]p.;2⁰.

also an edition of 1653

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