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book #79886
Callis, Robert
The Reading of That Famous and Learned Gentleman, Robert Callis Esq; Sergeant at Law, Upon the Statute of 23 H.8. Cap.5. of Sewers: As it was delivered by him at Grays-Inn, in August, 1622. Wing C304
Printed for William Leak, and are to be sold at his Shop [etc.], London, 1647.
First edition of Callis' famous reading, treating "sewers" not in the modern sense, but as freshwater trenches and small currents or little rivers, vital to parts of England exposed to sea incursions and to flooding, and dating to pre-Conquest times
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, the binding somewhat strained, a bit of marginal staining; clean with a number of pencil notations; the Taussig copy
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$ 750.00
maritime law, environmental law, Inns of Court, water law

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