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book #79876
Somers, John, Lord
The Security of English-Mens Lives, Or the Trust, Power and Duty of the Grand Jurys of England. Explained according to the Fundamentals of the English Government, and the Declarations of the same made in Parliament by many Statutes [etc.]. Wing S4644
Printed for Benj. Alsop at the Sign of the Angel and Bible [etc.], London, 1682.
One of two 17th century editions of Somers' most enduring work in England and this country, "none more eloquently . . . preserv[ing] the independence and integrity of jurors" against intrusions of state power, and anticipating the Glorious Revolution
Modern speckled calf, extra gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, a trace of marginal worming, else especially crisp and attractive; the Taussig copy
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$ 650.00
political theory, juries, Glorious Revolution, English constitutional law

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