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Wilkins, David; Spelman, Henry
Leges Anglo-Saxonicae Ecclesiasticae & Civiles, Accedunt Leges..
1721. London: Typis G. Bowyer, Impensis R. Gosling, 1721. London: Typis G. Bowyer, Impensis R. Gosling, 1721. Impressive Compilation of Early English Laws Based on Spelman's Codex Legum Veterum, Thomas Jefferson Owned a Copy Wilkins, David [1685-1745]. Spelman, Henry [1564?-1641]. Leges Anglo-Saxonicae Ecclesiasticae & Civiles. Accedunt Leges Edvardi Latinae, Guilielmi Conquestoris Gallo-Normannicae, Et Henrici I. Latinae. Subjungitur Domini Henr. Spelmanni Codex Legum Veterum Statutorum Regni Angliae, Quae ab Ingressu Guilielmi I. Usque ad Annum Nonum Henr. III. Edita Sunt. Toti Operi Praemittitur Dissertatio Epistolaris Admodum Reverendi Domini Guilielmi Nicolsoni. London: Typis Guil. Bowyer, Impensis R. Gosling, 1721. [xvi], xxiv, 434, [18] pp. Preface and notes in Latin, text in Anglo-Saxon with parallel Latin translation. With a 4 pp. subscriber list, publisher advertisement at foot of final page. Folio (15-1/2" x 9-3/4"). Contemporary paneled calf, early rebacking retaining existing gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, early repairs to corners and gouge to rear board, hinges reinforced. Moderate rubbing to boards, corners bumped, joints cracked, faint vertical crack through center of spine. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, faint dampspotting, light foxing and recent brief annotations in pencil to a few leaves. $950. * Only edition, one of 500 copies in this format. (63 copies were printed in smaller formats.) Research into Anglo-Saxon legal sources began in the seventeenth century with the work of Wil … [Click Below for Full Description]
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