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Brady Robert
A Full and Clear Answer to a Book, Written By William Petit . . . Amd a Glossary, Expounding some few Words used frequently in our Antient Records, Laws and Historians . . . Together with Some Animadversions upon . . . Jani Anglorum Facies Nova. Wing B4189
Printed for Samuel Lowndes . . . in the Strand, London, 1681. Contemporary unlettered calf, front joint cracking but firm, Daniel Fleming's copy with his ownership signature on the first blank; the Taussig copy First edition of Brady's first work, critical of Coke and rejecting Whig theories of an 'ancient constitution' predating the Norman Conquest, in J.A. Pocock's words "one of the most important occurrences in the history of our historiography" [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
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