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Selden, John
Titles of Honor
By William Stansby for Iohn [John]Helme, London. London: By William Stansby for Iohn [John]Helme, 1614. First Edition. [38], 391, [43]pp. a-d4,A-Iii4,Kkk1 (lacks A3, apparently a blank). Period calf, hand printed paper spine label (perhaps later). STC 22177. Wear to covers; front cover somewhat bowed (splaying), wear to bottom edges, some staining within, some damage, mostly marginal, to later pages, interesting hand-inked old partial dating on flyleaf. Good to Very Good. The rare 1614 first edition in original binding of the first of a number of scholarly works by John Selden, the son of a Sussex yeoman, who achieved renown as a lawyer and legal scholar. Titles of Honor is his treatise on the titles and trappings of nobility -peerage law, heraldry and genealogy being primarily treated - well beyond Europe, to Islamic lands and China. Very likely not replaceable. L26 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine [Baldwinsville, NY, U.S.A.]

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