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An Exact Abridgment of All the Statutes in Force and Use, from.
1720 - A Handsomely Bound Digest of English Statutes from Magna Carta to 1720. [Great Britain]. An Exact Abridgment of All the Statutes in Force and Use, From Magna Charta, 9 H. 3. To the Beginning of the Reign of King George. In Four Volumes. London: Printed by His Majesty's Printers, 1720. Four volumes. Complete set. Volume I has folding "Table of the Assize of Bread." [With] An Exact Abridgment of All the Statutes in Force and Use, From the End of the Reign of Queen Anne, To the Beginning of the Sixth Year of King George. Vol. V. London: Printed by His Majesty's Printers, 1720. [xxxii], 368, [20] pp. Five volumes in all. Complete as issued. Volume I has an added title page with an advertisement for Volume V. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary paneled calf, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines, blind tooling to board edges. Some minor nicks and scuffs to boards and lettering pieces, light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, front joint of Voluem II starting, a few hinges cracked or starting, early armorial bookplate (of Scot of Ancrum) to front pastedown of each volume. Light toning to text, slightly heavier in places, foxing to some leaves, minor tear to folding table in Volume I. A handsome set. $2,500. * Only edition. With indexes. Offering a panorama of English life from a statutory perspective, this set collects in force from 1215 to 1720. The contents are digested alphabetically by topic. These range from strictly legal matters to aspects of everyday life, such as bread and drinking water. The fifth volume is a collection of statutes overlooked in the first four volumes. English Short-Title Catalogue N308, N309. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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