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De Pace Regis et Regni, Viz. A Treatise Declaring Which be the Great..
1609. Criminal Law in Shakespeare's England: The First Edition of Pulton's De Pace Regis et Regni Pulton, Ferdinand[o] [1536-1618]. De Pace Regis et Regni. Viz. A Treatise Declaring Which be the Great and Generall Offences of the Realme, And the Chiefe Impediments of the Peace of the King and the Kingdome, As Menaces, Assaults, Batteries, Treasons, Homicides, And Felonies, Ryots, Routs, Unlawfull Assemblies, Forcible Entries, Forgeries, Perjuries, Maintenance, Deceit, Extortion, Oppression: And How Many and What Sorts of Them There Be, And by Whome, And What Means the Sayd Offences, And the Offendors Therein are to bee Restrained, Repressed, Or Punished. Which Being Reformed or Duly Checked, Florebit Pax Regis & Regni. Collected Out of the Reports of the Common Lawes of This Realme, And of the Statutes in Force, And Out of the Painfull Workes of the Reverend Iudges, Sir Anthonie Fitzharbert, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir William Stanford, Sir Iames Dyer, Sir Edward Coke, Knights, And Other Learned Writers of Our Lawes. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1609. [vi], 258, [22] ff. Folio (11" x 7-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, re-cornered, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, minor nicks and scuffing to boards, some edgewear to preliminaries, light soiling to title page. Attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, early signatures to foot of title page, some leaves have early check marks and brief annotations (mostly case citations). Ex-library. Small recent embossed stamp to foot of title page. A handsome copy. * First edition. With comprehensive index, glosses and side-note references to the works of Fitzherbert, Brooke and others. Pulton is best known for his respected abridgements An Abstract of all the Penal Statutes Which are General (1560) and A Kalendar or Table of All the Statutes (1606). De Pace Regis et Regni took his earlier works as the starting point for a comprehensive overview of criminal law. Holdsworth, who holds this work in high regard, observes that it was only the second title devoted to the subject. The first, Staunford's Les Plees del Coron, was published posthumously in 1560. Holdsworth adds that a comparison between Pulton and.
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