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Law. Sammelband of English legal tracts, [c.1590]-1610

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[Law]. Sammelband of English legal tracts, [c.1590]-1610, comprising: 1. Salter[e]n (George), Of the Antient Lawes of Great Britaine, 1st edition, London: for John Jaggard, 1605, retaining initial blank [A1] with manuscript list of contents in a contemporary hand recto, 2. Smith (Sir Thomas), The Common-Wealth of England, and the Maner of Governement thereof ... Newly corrected and amended, London: for John Smethwicke, 1609, with final blank, 3. Clerke (William), The Triall of Bastardie: that Part of the Second Part of Policie, or maner of Governement of the Realme of England: so termed, Spirituall, or Ecclesiasticall. Annexed at the end of this Treatise, touching the Prohibition of Marriage, a Table of the Levitical, English, and Positive Canon Catalogues, their Concordance and Difference, 1st edition, London: Adam Islip, 1594, woodcut tables, small spill-burn in H1 affecting a letter either side, 4. [Egerton, Thomas, 1st Baron Ellesmere], The Speech of the Lord Chancellor of England, in the Eschequer Chamber, touching the Post-nati, 2nd edition, London: for the Societie of Stationers, 1609, with the initial and final leaves (blank but for box-rules) 5. [Selden, John], The Duello or Single Combat: from Antiquitie derived into this Kingdome of England, with severall kindes, and ceremonious formes thereof from good authority described, 1st edition, London: by G. E. for J. Helme, 1610, title-page with early ink annotations verso (including date 1683), 6. [Morice, James], A Brief Treatise of Oathes exacted by Ordinaries and Ecclesiasticall Judges, to answere generallie to all such Articles or Interrogatories, as pleaseth them to propound. And of their forced and constrained Oathes ex officio, wherein is proved that the same are Unlawfull, 1st edition, [Middleburg: Richard Schilders, c.1590], with final blank, manuscript list of contents in contemporary hand to initial blank of first work, with ownership inscriptions 'Jackson' and 'Mr Jumper', 17th-century blind-ruled calf, small section of wear on front joint, 4to (19.2 x 13.5 cm) (Qty: 1) Provenance: Private Collection, Shropshire. Beale T327 (Clerke), T261 (Morice); ESTC S116514 (Salteren), S117647 (Smith), S108078 (Clerke), S100270 (Egerton), S117105 (Selden), S112894 (Morice); Pforzheimer 951 (Smith); STC 21635 (Salteren), 22862 (Smith), 5411 (Clerke), 7540.5 (Egerton), 22171 (Selden), 18106 (Morice); Sweet & Maxwell I pp. 41.29 (Salteren), 475.8 (Clerke), 156.19 (Egerton, erroneously calling for a portrait), 44.14 (Selden), 568.4 (Morice). These are the only editions of the works by Salteren, Clerke and Morice. Sir Thomas Smith's Common-wealth of England was first printed in 1583 as De republica Anglorum.

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Auction house: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Title: Printed Books, Maps & Autographs
Date of the auction: 11 Dec 2019
Address: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
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