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Tractatus de Legibus et Consuetudinibus [bound with] Dialogus de
1604. James Bradley Thayer's Copy of "The First Classical Textbook of English Law" Bound with a Latin Edition of Doctor and Student Glanville, Ranulf de [d. 1190]. Tractatus de Legibus et Consuetudinibus Regni Angliae, Tempore Regis Henrici Secundi Compositus, Iusticiae Gubernacula Tenente Illustri Viro Ranulpho de Glanvilla Iuris Regni & Antiquarum Consuetudinum eo Tempore Peritissimo. Et Illas Solum Leges Continet & Consuetudines Secundum quas Placitatur in Curia Regis ad Scaccarium & Coram Insticiis Ubicunque Fuerint. Qui nunc Imprimitur Post 50. Annos a Priori & Prima Impressione, Quia in Pluribus Concordat cum Antiquo Libro Legum Scotie Vocato Regiam Majestatem Precipue in Locis Hoc Signo Notatis *. Cum Diversis Manuscriptis Nuper Examinatis: Cum Duplici Indice; Uno Alphabetice in Principio Libri; Altero Summorum Capitulorum in Fine. [London: Printed by A. Islip for] Thomas Wight, 1604. [ix], 116, [17] ff. [Bound with] Saint German (Germain), Christopher [1460?-1540]. Dialogus de Fundamentis Legum Angliae et de Conscientia. Per Christopherum de Sancto Germano Communiter Seyngerman Confectus, Cuius Mentio est in Principio Secundi Libri Dialogorum Inter Sacrae Theologiae Doctorem et Studentem Legum Angliae. [London?]: In Aedibus Thomae Wight, 1604. [iv], 73, [3] ff. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Handsome period-style calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets to spine. Attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, faint dampspotting and foxing in some places, bookseller description affixed to front pastedown. Owner signature of James Bradley Thayer to front endleaf, neat underlining and brief annotations in later hands to margins of several leaves, including several by Thayer, who annotated the bookseller description on the front pastedown. Two nice wide-margined copies in an attractive binding. * Glanville: second edition; Saint German: later edition. As Winfield has noted, the anonymous Latin text attributed to Glanville is the "first classical textbook of English law." Completed around 1189, it describes the procedure of the King's Bench. There is much information pertaining to litigation and includes the texts of approximately eighty writs. Glanville was a major contribution to the development of the common law tradition, and it was a primary r
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