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A Perambulation of Kent, Conteining the Description, Hystorie, And.
1596 - London, 1596. A Valuable Guide to Gavelkind and Other Legal Customs Lambarde, William [1536-1601]. A Perambulation of Kent: Conteining the Description, Hystorie, And Customes of that Shyre. Written in the Yeare 1570 by William Lambarde of Lincolnes Inne Gent: First Published in the Yeere 1576 and Now Increased and Altered After the Authors Owne Last Copie. London: By Edm. Bollifant, 1596. [x], 588, [6] pp. 2 copperplate maps, one folding, which is a bound-in facsimile. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Later calf, recently rebacked and recornered, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and retained lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. A few minor scuffs to boards, light rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped, later owner bookplate and small bookseller ticket to front pastedown, repair to upper margin of title page, with no loss to its text or woodcut typographical border. Woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining near rear of text block, brief early annotations to a few passages, light soiling to title page. $950. * Second edition. First published in 1576, the Perambulation of Kent is among the earliest and most famous of English county histories. The section on the county's customs includes much valuable information regarding gavelkind, a form of land inheritance, and other local legal practices. Lambarde is also the author of Archaionomia (1568), an important early work on Anglo-Saxon law, and Eirenarcha (1581), one of the great English manuals for justices of the peace. English Short-Title Catalogue S108239. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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