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Author:
Spelman, Henry
Title:
De Sepultura. Wing S4924. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Robert Young, and are to bee sold by [two others], London, 1641.
Description:
First edition of Spelman's last work, part of his singular effort--as "chief architect [of] one of the great experiments in reform of the Stuart governments"--leading the commission inquiring into excessive fees charged by officials of all kinds
Condition:
Some browning and staining, a number of early careful marginal annotations, disbound; 38 pages, with both the first and last blanks
Book No.:
W-73459
Price:
$ 450.00
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Author:
Spelman, Henry
Title:
Glossarium Archaiologicum, Continens Latino-Barbara, Peregrina, Obsoleta, & Novatae Significationis Vocabula [etc.]. Third edition. Cowley 178 (variant); Wing S4926. Folio
Publisher:
Excudebat Tho. Braddyll, & Prostant apud Georg. Pawlett [etc.], London, 1687.
Description:
The best edition of the work which Holdsworth calls "the earliest dictionary of early legal and historical terms constructed upon sound principles" and the basis for Spelman's studies begun earlier in the century on English law and its history
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf, title neatly repaired, engraved frontispiece strengthened at the inner margin, some dustiness, else a clean usable copy
Book No.:
W-73863
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
Author:
Spelman, Henry
Title:
Glossarium Archaiologicum, Continens Latino-Barbara, Peregrina, Obsoleta, & Novatae Significationis Vocabula [etc.]. Third edition. Cowley 178 (variant) (with "auctior" in the edition statement); Wing S4926. Folio
Publisher:
Excudebat Tho. Braddyll, & Prostant apud Georg. Pawlett [etc.], London, 1687.
Description:
The best edition of the work which Holdsworth calls "the earliest dictionary of early legal and historical terms constructed upon sound principles" and the basis for Spelman's studies begun earlier in the century on English law and its history
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled, panelled vellum blind-tooled and gilt lozenges, front joint repaired, some wear and bowing, attractive; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78035
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
Author:
Spelman, Henry
Title:
Of the Law Terms: A Discourse Written by The Learned Antiquary, Sir Henry Spelman, Kt. Wherein The Laws of the Jews, Grecians, Romans, Saxons and Normans, relating to the Subject, are fully explained. Wing S4929
Publisher:
Printed for Matthew Gillyflower, in Westminster Hall, London, 1684.
Description:
Spelman's paper delivered to the Society of Antiquaries, tracing the origins of holding court only at certain times of year and on certain days, noting in particular the influence which canon law seemingly had upon the formation of English law terms
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked, crimson morocco label, gilt, somewhat rubbed and scraped, else amply margined and well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78055
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
roman law, Anglo-Saxon law, greek law, jewish law, courts

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