"London is Indeed a Very Happy City" [Bohun, William]. Privilegia Londini: Or, The Laws, Customs, And Privileges of the City of London. Wherein are Set Forth All the Charters From King William I. to Present Majesty William III, All Their General and Particular Customs, Viz. Against Foreigners, Of a Feme Sole Merchant, Of Disfranchisements of Freemens Wills, Of Executors and Administrators, Of Fining Those that Refuse Their Office, Of Market Overt, Of Prisage, &c. The Nature of By-Laws, What are Good, What are Not, And How Pleadable, With Several Special Cases Relating to the Same. Also of Masters and Apprentices, Variety of Cases, And Pleading Thereon. Likewise the Manner of Proceeding in Attachments, Pleadings in Foreign Attachments, With Several Cases Thereof, And Forms of Pleadings Thereon, The Custom of Orphans in Several Remarkable Cases. Together with the Practice of All the Courts, With the Fees Thereunto Belonging. As Also the Exact Table of Fees, As They were Given in by Order of the Court of Aldermen, Under the Hands of the Severeal Prothonotaries, Secondaries, Attornies, And Clerk-Sitters in Both Compters, Keepers of Woodstreet and Poultry Compters, And Ludgate. With Several Other Useful Matters Relating Thereunto. Necessary for All Merchants, Tradesmen, Citizens, And Others. London: Printed for D. Brown, and J. Walthoe, 1702. [iv], 472,  pp. Two-page bookseller list bound at beginning of text. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Later buckram, lettering piece to spine, endpapers added, hinges reinforced. Light soiling and shelfwear, light browning and foxing to text, moderate edgewear to publisher list, light edgewear to title page and index leaves. Brief early annotations to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Stamps to boards and endleaves, bookplate to front pastedown, small perforated stamp of title page. $200. * First edition. "London is generally look'd upon to be not only the most Magnificent, but withal the most happy City in Europe. (...) London is indeed a very happy City; happy in the enjoyment of many Royal Priviledges and immunities, and happy in many excellent Laws peculiar to her self; her only Unhappiness is, that her Laws &c. are either confin'd within Old Charters, in Words not very intelligible, which I have taken care to explain; or scatter'd about in such little parcels and fra.
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