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Author:
Selden, John
Title:
Titles of Honor. Second edition. S.T.C. 22178
Publisher:
Printed by William Stansby for Richard Whitakers [etc.], London, 1631.
Description:
Second edition of Selden's first major work, his monumental effort devoted to peerage law, heraldry and genealogy, appearing shortly after he was called to the bar, treating not only of England but of the ancient world and of foreign empires
Condition:
Contemporary blind-ruled calf, later label, initials "I B" in gilt on both boards, bottom of spine chipped and the title dusty, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-76792
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
law of heraldry
Author:
Selden, John
Title:
Mare Clausum seu de Domino Maris Libri Duo. Primo, Mare, ex Jure Naturae seu Gentium, omnium hominum non esse Commune . . . Secundo, Serenissimum Magnae Britanniae Regem Maris circumflui . . . Dominum esse, asseritur. S.T.C. 22175. Folio
Publisher:
Excudebat Will. Stanesbeius, pro Richardo Meighen, London, 1635.
Description:
First edition of the most famous of all English works on international law, written by Selden at the command of James I in response to Grotius' Mare Liberum, and earning Selden the sobriquet of "the father of international law in England"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the original gilt spine laid down, a large paper copy (8 1/2 x 12 inches), with the Earl Grey bookplate
Book No.:
W-78135
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, international law, maritime law
Author:
Selden, John
Title:
Mare Clausem seu de Dominio Maris Libri Duo [with] Boxhorn, Apologia Pro navigationibus Hollandorum [with] Tractatus Mutui Commercii & navigationis inter Henricum VII [Intercursus Magnus of 1496] [etc.]. S.T.C. 22176; Ter Meulen et Diermanse 57
Publisher:
Iuxta Exemplar Will. Stanesbeii pro Richardo Meighen [false], London [Amsterdam?], 1636.
Description:
An early edition of Selden's signal contribution to international law, for which he became known as the "English Grotius"; the import of this edition was proscribed by Royal proclamation, the two appended works conflicting with Selden's thesis
Condition:
Modern calf, light browning, else a very good copy; two engraved maps, two full page woodcuts and other illustrations, the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78199
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, Acts, international law, MEDIEVAL
Author:
Selden, John
Title:
De Dis Syris Syntagmata II. Aduersaria nempe de Numinibus commentitiis in Vetere Instrumento memoratis. accedunt quae sunt reliqua Syrorum. Prisca porro Arabum, Aegyptiorum, Persarum, Afrorum, Europaeorum item Theologia subinde illustratur. S.T.C. 22167
Publisher:
Bibliopolarum corpori excudebat Guilielmus Stansbeius, London, 1617.
Description:
First edition of the work on ancient religions which "quickly became celebrated outside England", established Selden's reputation for learning in Europe, and "remains a remarkable achievement, even when viewed through the lens of modern scholarship"
Condition:
Early blind panelled calf, rebacked, a bit strained, the margins cut close (no text affected), minor staining to the last leaves; a good crisp copy
Book No.:
W-76944
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
jewish law, Religion
Author:
Selden, John (ed.)
Title:
Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani sic nuncupatus, sub Edwardo Rege primo seu circa annos abhinc CCCXL . . . Accedit Tractatulus vetus . . . Fet Assavoir . . . Subjungitur etiam Joannis Seldeni ad Fletam Dissertatio Historica [etc.]. Wing F1290A
Publisher:
Typis M.F. Prostant apud Guil. Lee, & Dan. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1647.
Description:
The best early edition of Fleta, one of the few substantial medieval English legal treatises, written in the late 13th century, and surviving it but a single manuscript; with Selden's masterly dissertation "loaded . . . with his remarkable erudition"
Condition:
Modern straight-grained morocco, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, lightly rubbed, some staining and marginal tears, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-76640
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, English Law, prisons
 
Author:
Selden, John
Title:
Mare Clausum seu De Domino Maris Libri Duo. Primo, Mare, ex Jure Naturae seu Gentium, omnium hominum non esse Commune . . . Secundo, Serenissimum Magnae Britanniae Regem Maris cicumflui [etc.]. S.T.C. 22175. Folio in 4s.
Publisher:
Excudebat Will. Stanesbeius, pro Richardo Meighen, London, 1635.
Description:
First edition of the most famous of all English works on international law, written by Selden at the command of James I in response to Grotius' Mare Liberum, and earning Selden the sobriquet of "the father of international law in England"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, well rubbed, head of spine chipped and label lacking, light marginal staining, trace of two stamps on the title, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-79999
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Author:
Selden, John
Title:
Opera Omnia . . . Collegit ac Recensuit; Vitam Auctoris, Praefationes, & Indices adjecit, David Wilkins [etc.]. Three Volumes in Six
Publisher:
Typis Guil. Bowyer, impensis J. Walthoe [and 21 others], Londini, 1726.
Description:
Still the only edition of Selden's works, a fit tribute to the man whose name Maitland chose to grace the Selden Society and whose output (in Holdsworth's words) "astonished his own contemporaries and astonishes us"; with the frontispiece
Condition:
Contemporary panelled calf, quite worn, rebacked in vellum, some damage to one board and a bit of staining, ex-library, else a clean usable set
Book No.:
W-73748
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, English Law

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