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1615 FOREST LAWS ~ BOOKPLATE OF A PRIME MINISTER DESCENDED FROM A KING
London: Islip. EARLY FOREST LAWS 1615 ~ WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF A PRIME MINISTER DESCENDED FROM A KING MANWOOD, Isaac. [Augustus Henry, Duke of Grafton, also known as Augustus FITZROY]. A treatise of the lavves of the forest: vvherein is declared not onely those lawes, as they are now in force, but also the originall and beginning of forests: and what a forest is in his owne proper nature, and wherein the same doth differ from a chase, a parke, or a warren. Printed for the Societie of Stationers, Anno Dom. 1615. Dimensions; 18.5cm x 14.5cm x 3.5cm Quarto, second, expanded edition, ff [xvi], 258 [sic] [1]. First and last leaf blank, occasional woodcut capital. Black letter throughout. Please note, in this example the mispagination is different from that in ESTC, being much more in error viz: folio 55 misnumbered 57; 69 unnumbered; 71 misnumbered 72; paper flaw to 72; 73 misnumbered 74; 79 misnumbered 80; 84 misnumbered 86; 86 misnumbered 84; 124 misnumbered 123; 128 misnumbered 127; 143 misnumbered 115; 158 misnumbered 185; 171 misnumbered 145; 173 misnumbered 151; 179 misnumbered 159; 199 misnumbered 299; 208 misnumbered 206; 220 misnumbered 219; 222 misnumbered 221; 225 misnumbered 226; 231 misnumbered 31; 237 misnumbered 239; 250 misnumbered 251; 253 misnumbered 235; 258 misnumbered 237; 259 misnumbered 258. Perhaps this indicates an early issue, before later corrections. Very good-quality recent full cinnamon-brown calf, with contrasting label, gilt bands, gilt boards, and marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, with the motto et ducum et p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Celsus Books (557anne55) [London, United Kingdom]
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