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Fortescue, John
The Difference Between an Absolute and Limited Monarchy; As it more particularly regards the English Constitution . . . Faithfully Transcribed from the MS. Copy in the Bodleian Library . . . Published with some Remarks by John Fortescue-Aland [etc.]
Printed by W. Bowyer in White-Fryars, for E. Parker [etc.], London, 1714.
First edition of "the earliest constitutional treatise written in the English language", one of Fortescue's major works, written by him in the 1470's, its modern edition (by Charles Plummer) published under the title 'The Governance of England'
Contemporary speckled, panelled, Cambridge style calf, the joints cracked and repaired, new endpapers, else clean and usable; the Taussig copy
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$ 1100.00
15TH CENTURY, Comparative Law, English constitutional law, Parliament, political theory
Fortescue, John
De Laudibus Legum Angliae . . . Hereto are Added the two Sums of Sir Ralph de Hengham . . . commonly call'd Hengham Magna, & Hengham Parva. With Notes both on Fortescue and Hengham, by that Famous and Learned Antiquarie John Selden. Wing F1613
Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher and H. Twyford [etc.], London, 1672.
A work which has been placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, this edition bearing Selden's notes; with the Latin text and English translation and much on the Inns of Court and on trial by jury
Contemporary calf, the boards gilt ruled, neatly rebacked, crimson morocco label gilt ruled and lettered, quite clean and fresh; the Taussig copy
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$ 850.00
jurisprudence, 15TH CENTURY, Inns of Court, juries

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