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Somers, John, Lord]
Title:
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
Publisher:
Printed for Benj. Alsop at the Sign of the Angel and Bible [etc.], London, 1682.
Description:
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
Condition:
Later Morocco aeg, closely trimmed, joints cracked but holding; a sound copy
Book No.:
W-91847
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
political theory
Author:
Somers, John, Lord
Title:
Jura Populi Anglicani: Or The Subject's Right of Petitioning Set forth. Occasioned by the Case of the Kentish Petitioners. With some Thoughts on the Reasons which induc'd those Gentlemen to Petition: And of the Commons Right of Imprisoning. Quarto
Publisher:
No Publisher, London, 1701.
Description:
First edition (variant) of the classic argument in support of the fundamental right of the people to petition the King and Parliament, premised on natural law and Magna Carta, and attributed to Somers, the "architect of the [English] Bill of Rights"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, some browning, the margins cut quite close, but all text legible, the Taussig copy; no copy in ESTC in a law library in this country
Book No.:
W-78188
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
English constitutional law, Parliament, natural law, Magna Carta
Author:
Somers, John, Lord
Title:
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.]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Scott, at the Black Swan in Pater-noster-Row, London, 1757.
Description:
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
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, with the errata pasted down on the verso of the title; a clean usable copy
Book No.:
W-79137
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Magna Carta, English constitutional law, habeas corpus, English Law

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