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book #76594
Somner, William
A Treatise of Gavelkind . . . With sundry emergent Observations . . . [on] the Common Law of this Kingdome [etc.]. Second Edition [with] John Anstis, Observations Introductory to an Historical Essay upon the Knighthood of the Bath
[1] Printed for F. Gyles [etc.] [2] Printed for James Woodman, London, 1726 & 1725.
Best edition of the treatise which Holdsworth calls Somner's "most important work [on] the antiquities of our legal history", bound with the work by John Anstis proposing "a new order of chivalry based on a revival of the medieval Order of the Bath"
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, a bit of foxing, else a good clean copy; with the engraved frontispiece
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$ 700.00
gavelkind, law of heraldry

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