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- Cole, Charles Nalson (comp. and intro.)
- A Collection of Laws Which Form the Constitution of the Bedford Level Corporation, Together with An Introductory History thereof
- Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan . . . for C. Bathurst [&c.], London, 1761.
- Only edition of the sole early compilation of the corporation created in 1663 to manage the draining of the Great Fen (or Bedford Level), some 300,000 acres in east central England, undertaken by the Inner Temple barrister who served as its registrar
- Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, presentation copy ("from the author"), with the bookplate of Lord Walsingham, clean and usable; the Taussig copy
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- $ 850.00
- water law, environmental law
- A Decree of Starre-Chamber: Concerning Inmates, and diuided Tenements, in London or three miles about: Made the fourteenth of February last past. 1636 . S.T.C. 7756
- Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1637.
- The decree central to "the most considerable, continuous, and best documented experiment in environmental control in the Common Law tradition", an opportunity lost with the Star Chamber's abolition in 1641, not to be revived until the 19th century
- Modern 1/4 calf, the title just shaved (touching the "A"), light browning, else crisp, with the colophon and initial "A" blank leaves; the Taussig copy
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- $ 1850.00
- Star Chamber, poor law, environmental law, London
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