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The Clerk's Instructor in the Ecclesiastical Courts: Consisting Of a Variety of the best Precedents in English now made use of in the Practice of the Civil Law . . . Also A Treatise concerning Pluralities . . . and of Retainder of Chaplains [etc.]
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Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1740.
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The uncommon first edition of a work reminding us of the popular conception of church courts as 'bawdy courts', treating in part of incest, impotency, adultery, cruelty and divorce, as well as defamation, wills, and all matters of church business
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Contemporary calf, rubbed, spine ends a bit chipped, rear joint cracked but firm, else clean and bright with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
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W-79038
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$ 450.00
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Ecclesiastical Law, criminal law, adultery, divorce, defamation, Wills
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Anno primo & secundo Philippi & Mariae. Actes made at a Parliament, begon and holden at Westminister, the xii daye of Nouembre, in the fyrste and seconde yeare of the reigne [1554-55] . . . were enacted as foloweth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9447.3; not in Beale
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Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi [etc.], London, 1555.
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The rare first printing of the acts of this parliament, including a major expansion of the action of 'scandalum magnatum' [c.3], extending its scope to words (loss of ears upon conviction) and writings (the right hand); three copies in ESTC
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Modern vellum backed cloth boards, lacking the title and three other leaves (supplied in facsimile), badly stained, occasional notations; a working copy
Book No.:
W-79245
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$ 500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, defamation

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