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Les Plees del Coron, diuisees in plusiors titles & common lieux. Per queux home plus redement & plenairement, trouera quelque chose queil quira, touchaunt les ditz plees composees lan du grace, 1557. S.T.C. 23219; Beale T485. Quarto
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1557.
First edition (of six) of the first treatise on English criminal law, culminating a century-long movement centered in the Inns of Court, a work which, in Dr. Baker's words, "may well have become an assize judge's vade mecum"
Early blind panelled calf, rebacked, rubbed, new endpapers, a trace of worming, clean with good margins, once Phil Cohen's copy, now the Taussig copy
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$ 5500.00
criminal law
Staunford, William
An Exposicion of the kinges prerogatiue collected out of the great abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert and other old writers of the lawes of Englande . . . Whereunto is annexed the Proces to the same Prerogatiue appertaining. S.T.C. 23213; Beale T491. Quarto
Imprynted . . . in fleet strete . . . by Rychard Tottel [etc.], London, 1567.
First edition of one of the first English legal treatises of substance to focus on a discrete subject area of the law, in this case the powers of the King upon such matters as marriage, wardship, idiots, lunatics, escheats and wrecks, among others
Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, definite staining throughout, moreso at the end, two leaves repaired with loss; a working copy
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English constitutional law

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