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The Security of English-Men's 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
Later Morocco aeg, closely trimmed, joints cracked but holding; a sound copy
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$ 450.00
political theory
Somers, John, Lord
A Guide to the Knowledge of the Rights and Privileges of Englishmen. Containing . . . Magna Charta, with Remarks thereon . . . The Habeas Corpus Act . . . The Bill of Rights . . . To which is added, [John Somers] The Security of Englishmens Lives [etc.]
Printed for J. Scott, at the Black Swan in Pater-noster-Row, London, 1757.
One of the principal works of Somers, "the embodiment of the perfect Whig" in Holdsworth's words, and "a master of legal principles [and] of presenting them in a lucid form", with the glossed landmarks of English constitutional law prefacing its text
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, with the errata pasted down on the verso of the title; a clean usable copy
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$ 1250.00
Magna Carta, English constitutional law, habeas corpus, English Law

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