The City Law [Corporation of London]. [Court of Common Council]. Lex Londinensis; Or, The City Law. Shewing the Powers, Customs and Practice of All the Several Courts Belonging to the Famous City of London: viz. The Lord Majors Court. The Orphans Court. The Court of Hustings. The Court of Common Councel. The Court of Aldermen. The Wardmotes. The Courts of Conservacy for the River of Thames. The Court of Conscience. The Sheriffs Court. The Chamberlains Court. Together with Several Acts of Common Councel, Very Useful and Necessary to be Known by All Merchants, Citizens, And Freemen of the Said City. And also, A Method for the Ministers Within the Said City to Recover Their Tithes. With a Table to the Whole Book. London: Printed by S. Roycroft for Henry Twyford, 1680. [viii], 260,  pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked retaining spine, which has gilt ornaments and later lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn. Light browning and occasional light foxing to text. Early owner underlining to title page, which has some edgewear, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. $1,000. * Only edition. This book was the first digest of the London's laws and guide to its courts after the revisions of the city laws from 1647 and 1658. A useful work that gathered a great deal of disparate information, it is a valuable resource today for students of seventeenth-century London and its legal system. English Short-Title Catalogue R2792.
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