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Privilegia Londini: Or, The Rights, Liberties, Privileges, Laws, William Bohun.

Privilegia Londini: Or, The Rights, Liberties, Privileges, Laws,...

Bohun, William. Privilegia Londini: Or, The Rights, Liberties, Privileges, Laws, and Customs, of the City of London. Wherein are contained, I. The several charters granted to the said city, from K. William I. to the present times. II. The magistrates and officers thereof, with their respective creations, elections, rights, duties, and authorities. III. The laws and customs of the city, as the same relate either to the persons or estates of the citizens ... IV. The nature, jurisdiction, practice, and proceedings of the several courts thereof, with tables of fees relating thereto. V. The several statutes concerning the said city, and citizens, alphabetically digested. The Third Edition, with large additions. Originally published: London: Printed for D. Browne, W. Mears, R. Gosling. T. Woodward [etc.], 1723. xvi, 296, 273-498, [22] pp. Reprinted 2009 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779940; ISBN-10: 1584779942. Hardcover. New. $39.95 * Reprint of the third and final edition. "Having observed in the Course of our English History many Attempts made (by the Ministers of some artful and designing Princes) to weaken and undermine the ancient, legal, and fundamental Rights, Liberties, and Privileges of the City and Citizens of London: i thought myself obliged to Endeavor to collect and ascertain such Laws, Customs, and Usages of the said City, Wherein the Original Constitution and Foundation of its Government seem to have been laid; and whereby its Happiness, Opulency, and Glory do (under God and his present Majesty) evidently subsist." (Preface). Though little is known about him personally, Bohun was an attorney and prolific author who published well-received treatises on legal education, pleading, ecclesiastical law and other subjects.

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