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Cowell, John
Title:
The Interpreter, Containing the genuine Signification of such obscure Words and Terms Used either in the Common or Statute Lawes of This Realm [etc.]. The Second Edition by Thomas Manley of the Middle-Temple. Cowley 175; Wing C6646. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkins Esq. [etc.], London, 1684.
Description:
Manley's final edition of Cowell's highly regarded law dictionary, the first entirely in English (first published in 1607) and, in Professor Coquillette's words, "the most intellectually exciting and controversial law dictionary ever published"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, quite rubbed and scraped, the first blank, title, and following leaf just frayed at the lower margin, else a sound copy
Book No.:
W-78021
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
Author:
Cowell, John
Title:
The Interpreter: or Booke Containing the Signification of Words. Wherein is set foorth the true meaning of all . . . Words and Termes, as are mentioned in the Law Writers, or Statutes of this victorious and renowned Kingdome [etc.]. Cowley 129; STC 5901
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Printed [by Augustine Mathewes] for William Sheares, London, 1637.
Description:
Second edition of Cowell's controversial yet highly regarded law dictionary (and the first entirely in English), banned and burnt by Royal proclamation upon its appearance for its absolutist definitions offending the Commons and disavowed by James
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, the margins cut a bit close, occasional minor worming, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78409
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
Author:
Cowell, John
Title:
The Interpreter: or Booke Containing the Signification of Words: Wherein is set foorth the true meaning of all . . . Words and Termes, as are mentioned in the Lawe Writers, or Statutes of this victorious and renowned Kingdome [etc.]. Cowley 106; S.T.C. 5900
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Printed by John Legate, Cambridge, 1607.
Description:
First edition of Cowell's controversial yet highly regarded law dictionary (and the first entirely in English), banned and burnt by Royal proclamation upon its appearance for its absolutist definitions offending the Commons and disavowed by James
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, the joints rubbed and showing some wear, some staining to the top of the title, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78416
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
Author:
Cowell, John
Title:
Institutiones Iuris Anglicani, Ad Methodum et Seriem Institutionum Imperialium compositae & digestae [etc.]
Publisher:
Cura & Impensis Guilielmi Fitzeri, Frankfurt, 1630.
Description:
The first reissue of "one of the truly rare books of English legal literature", a potential precursor to Bacon and Bentham's plans to reform and codify English law, its first edition predating Coke as the first English institutionalist legal treatise
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered vellum, marked and unevenly darkened, definite browning, yet a sound usable copy
Book No.:
W-76350
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
civil law

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