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Spelman, Henry
De Sepultura. Wing S4924. Quarto
Printed by Robert Young, and are to bee sold by [two others], London, 1641.
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
Some browning and staining, a number of early careful marginal annotations, disbound; 38 pages, with both the first and last blanks
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$ 450.00
Spelman, Henry
Glossarium Archaiologicum, Continens Latino-Barbara, Peregrina, Obsoleta, & Novatae Significationis Vocabula [etc.]. Third edition. Cowley 178 (variant); Wing S4926. Folio
Excudebat Tho. Braddyll, & Prostant apud Georg. Pawlett [etc.], London, 1687.
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
Modern 3/4 calf, title neatly repaired, engraved frontispiece strengthened at the inner margin, some dustiness, else a clean usable copy
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$ 650.00
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