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England - Parliament
MAGNA CARTA [Magna Charta] Imprinted at London by Richard Tottell, 1576
London, England: Richard Tottell, 1576. Good to very condition. [MAGNA CARTA] Magna Charta, cum statutis, tum antiquis, tum recentibus, maximopere, animo tenendis, nunc demum ad vnum, tipis ædita, per Richardum Tottill. Anno domini. 1576. Cum Privilegio ad Imprimendum Solum. Hardcover. Leather-bound. Reprint. Octavo (150 x 100mm), ff. [8], 247, [1]. Signatures: [par]⁸ A-Z⁸ Aa-Hh⁸. Imprint from colophon: "London in Fleetestreete within Temple barre at the signe of the Hand and Starre, by Richard Tottel, the 8 day of March, 1576". Later period-style full calf; four raised bands; morocco lettering-piece; blind rules; marbled endpapers; text Latin or Law French, then in English after fol.119; black letter; woodcut capitals and historiated initials; indexes; wide margins. Condition: VERY GOOD. Collated complete. Binding tight and secure. A little edge erosion to spine plate. Title leaf and succeeding leaf with neat professional edge repairs. Leaves very slightly browned and toned in places with occasional marginal stains. Very minor old underscoring and marginalia to approximately 18 pages. Old hand-inked title to fore edge. Rare. Note: Magna Carta (1215) stands as one of the truly great historic legal documents of Britain and the western world, leading directly to the establishment of constitutional government. Famously, thanks to the English barons, a reluctant King John was forced to accept certain liberties of his subjects and restraint of his powers within the law. Although at first renounced, amended versions were confirmed and reconfirmed by later monarchs throughout the … [Click Below for Full Description]
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