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THE FIRST PART OF THE INSTITUTES OF LAWES OF ENGLAND Or, A Commentary Upon Littleton, not the name of a Lawyer onely, but of the Lawe it selfe

With: A Table To The First Part Of The Institute Of The Lawes Of England (1629).


Second edition. Folio (284 x 183mm). Bound in the original plain boards, with a parchment covered spine. A near fine copy, internally fresh. Some wear to the binding, with loss to the parchment covering the spine.


PROVENANCE: From the library of John Seale (1705-1777) of Mount Boone, his ownership inscription to the front board. Occasional scholarly notes in the margins.


Second edition of "the first textbook on the modern common law... of the highest authority" (Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law).


"If Bracton first began the codification of the Common Law, it was Coke who completed it... In the Institutes,... the tradition of the common law from Bracton and Littleton... firmly established itself as the basis of the constitution of the Realm" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

The First Parte Of The Institutes Of Lawes Of England

SKU: 265
  • Author

    Edward Coke

  • Publisher

    London: Printed by the Assignes of John More Esquire; and are to be sold by Richard More in S. Dunstans Churchyard

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