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Edward Coke
The First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England. Or, A Commentarie vpon Littleton, Not the Name of a Lawyer Onely, but of the Law it selfe. Authore Edw: Coke Milite [Second Edition – Lacking the Title page and all Pages to 25 – Ends at H4]
London: Printed by [Miles Flesher, John Haviland, and Robert Young,] the Assignes of Iohn More Esquire; and are to be sold by Richard More in S. Dunstans Churchyard, 1629. London: Printed by [Miles Flesher, John Haviland, and Robert Young,] the Assignes of Iohn More Esquire; and are to be sold by Richard More in S. Dunstans Churchyard, Second Edition, 1629. We are making the assumption on the date and edition (1629 an Second Edition) of this volume, based on page numbering (collated with British Library Records – Citation number S113341) and the date on the title page for the Table (1629) – see photos. Scarce volume, approximately 12 ½ inches tall. INCOMPLETE, lacking the title page and portrait frontispiece, 2pp of the preface present (¶¶2 and subsequent page) then lacking all pages up to page 25, pagination is complete to 395pp followed by the Table which has the title page and all pages up to H4 except G1 and G4. The British Library Catalogue states that there should be 34 leaves or 68 pages of the Table – erego 4 pages missing. 74 blank pages bound in at the front of the volume. The 2 Preface pages and pages 208 and 248 are detached from the main body of the text. Pagination – 2pp of the preface, 25-395pp, 2pp errata, 1pp blank, Table title page, 64pp to the table, (lacking G1 and G4 with blanks inserted here), ends at H4. Full leather binding with gilt decoration to the edge of the boards, spine very weak, worn and fragile, bards thick and heavy and fair to good condition, a significant lean to the volume when stood vertical. Much marginalia and underlining, most likel … [Click Below for Full Description]
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