Laws Relating to the Stuart-Era Nobility Brydall, John [b.1635?]. Jus Imaginis Apud Anglos; Or the Law of England Relating to the Nobility & Gentry. Faithfully Collected and Methodically Digested for Common Benefit. London: Printed for John Billinger, 1675. [xvi], 76,  pp. Blank interleaves throughout without annotations. Copperplate frontispiece (Arms of Great Britain). Folding table. Collates complete. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, hinges cracked, armorial bookplate to front pastedown, small early owner (or bookseller) stamp to verso of frontispiece. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampspotting, internally clean. Ex-library. Faint inkstamps to boards, another stamp to rear free endpaper, bookplate to front free endpaper, perforated stamp to head of title page. A solid copy of a scarce title. $500. * Only edition. Brydall was a fellow of Queen's College, Oxford, and a bencher of Lincoln's Inn. A remarkably prolific writer, he published 36 legal treatises, and left 30 others in manuscript at the time of his death. All of these are brief, synthetic works. Holdsworth says they are good summaries that are "clearly arranged and based on the leading authorities." OCLC locates 12 copies in North American law libraries. Holdsworth, A History of English Law VI:605. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:203 (9).
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