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16 CENTURY ELIZABETHAN STATUTE YEAR BOOKS IN THEIR CONTEMPORARY GOTHIC BINDINGS
London: Jugge; Barker; Tottell; Marsh, 1576. ELIZABETHAN STATUTE YEAR BOOKS IN THEIR CONTEMPORARY GOTHIC BINDINGS IN TWO SUBSTANTIAL FOLIO VOLUMES PUBLISHED 1570-1576 VOLUME ONE contains statutes of EDWARD VI, MARY 1, PHILIP AND MARY, ELIZABETH 1. VOLUME TWO contains statutes of HENRY VIII English statute year books were used as the main source of legal opinions by lawyers practicing throughout much of the sixteenth century, and therefore there was a continuous demand for them until, toward the end of the century, secondary law literature began to be published thereby reducing the demand. The year books were issued separately, as each parliamentary year gave way to the next. Many of the most famous printers in the sixteenth century successively gained the right to print and reprint them. In doing so they frequently typeset them anew, reproducing the printer colophons from the earlier part of the century, using the dates of their first appearance. They were also occasionally brought together as collections with their own summary index tables issued to go with them, as we have here. In the twentieth century distinguished bibliographers such as Proctor, and then Beale painstakingly sifted through the different printings to clarify who actually printed what and when during the sixteenth century. Proctor's work was taken over into STC, then along with Beale's into the on-line ESTC, which enables the identification of each part. The first volume in this set has the collective table by Tottell, and individual issues by Tottell (five), Jugge (ten), and Christopher Barker (one), cov … [Click Below for Full Description]
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