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Aston, Robert
Placita Latine Rediviva: A Book of Entries; Containing Perfect and Approved Precedents of Counts, Declarations, Barrs, Avowries, Replications, Pleas in Abatement, Issues, Judgments . . . useful for all Clerks, Attorneys, and Practisers [etc.]. Wing A4070
Printed for H. Twyford, T. Dring, and John Place [etc.], London, 1661.
One of two variant first editions of Aston's book of entries, so-called because taken from the entries of the clerks upon the plea rolls, a species called by Dr. Baker "replete with learning which . . . the legal historian ignores at his cost"
Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, light browning, else a very good copy with ample margins, the Taussig copy; with "Precedents" in the title
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$ 650.00
books of entry, canon law
Swinburne, Henry
A Briefe Treatise of Testaments and Last Willes . . . Compiled of such lawes Ecclesiasticall and Ciuill, as be not repugnant to the lawes, customes, or statutes of this Realme, nor derogatorie to the Prerogative Royall [etc.]. S.T.C. 23547; Beale T498
Printed by John Windet, London, 1591.
First edition of the first work on the English law of wills, and the first work by an Englishman on English canon law, praised by J.H. Baker as "a model of clarity and scientific technique" and by David Yale as "a full and accomplished treatise"
Modern dark brown calf, gilt-lettered, occasional light browning, else quite crisp and well preserved, without the errata leaf; the Taussig copy
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$ 3500.00
Wills, Ecclesiastical Law, canon law

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