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The First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England. : Or, a Commentary Upon Littleton, Not the Name of a Lawyer Onely, but of the Law It Selfe
London : Printed by the assignes of John More, Esquire 1629 - 4to. [10] 395p. [70] pages, 3 pl, : portraits, folded chart ; 28 cm. Bound in late 19th century diced leather. Gilt lettering on spine. 5 raised bands. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Several owners names on FEP. Repair to edge of FEP. Front board starting. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning and toning. Contemporary notation to margins on a few pages. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. S&M 1:449(7); STC 15785; ESTC S113341 The Institutes of the Lawes of England are a series of legal treatises written by Sir Edward Coke. They were first published, in stages, between 1628 and 1644. Widely recognized as a foundational document of the common law, they have been cited in over 70 cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States, including several landmark cases. For example, in Roe v. Wade (1973, Coke's Institutes are cited as evidence that under old English common law, an abortion performed before quickening was not an indictable offence. In the much earlier case of United States v. E. C. Knight Co. (1895, Coke's Institutes are quoted at some length for their definition of monopolies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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