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Calthrop, Henry
The Liberties, Usages, and Customes of The City of London, Confirmed by especiall Acts of Parliament . . . Also, Divers ample, and most beneficiall Charters, granted by King Henry the 6. King Edward the 4. and King Henrie the 7th [etc.]. Wing C308. Quarto
Printed by B. Alsop for Nicholas Vavasour [etc.], London, 1642.
First edition of seemingly the first printed work devoted to the rights of London and its citizens, attributed to Henry Calthrop, the respected Middle Temple barrister who served as Recorder of London in the 1630's; arranged alphabetically by subject
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled and lettered, light browning, else quite crisp with good margins; the Taussig copy
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$ 950.00
Calthrop, Henry
Reports of Speciall Cases Touching severall Customs And Liberties of The City of London . . . Whereunto is annexed divers Ancient Customes and Usages Of the said City of London. Never before in Print. Wing C310
Printed for Abel Roper, at the Sun . . . in Fleet-street, London, 1655.
First edition of the first reports devoted to the city of London and seemingly the only early ones published, "prettily reported and worth reading", undertaken by Calthrop [or Calthorp], Middle Temple bencher and briefly the City's recorder or judge
Original unlettered sheep, rubbed, lower portion of front joint cracked, front blank chipped, rear blank torn away, the Macclesfield and Taussig copy
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$ 750.00
reports of cases, London

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