Copy of The Kinges Prerogative with Numerous Contemporary Annotations Staunford, Sir William [1509-1558]. An Exposicion of the Kinges Prerogative Collected Out of the Great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert and Other Olde Writers of the Lawes of England. Whereunto is Annexed the Proces to the Same Prerogative Appertaining. [London: Imprinted...in Fleete-Strete Within Temple Barre...By Rychard Tottel, 1567]. [i], 85 leaves. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, small central blind-stamped arms to boards, recently rebacked, raised bands and gilt title to spine. Rubbing to boards with notable wear to corners, rear hinge partially cracked, later armorial bookplate (of J.M. Kemble) to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining, mostly to margins. Annotated throughout in a contemporary hand, several annotations are quite extensive. An appealing copy. $2,750. * First edition. Staunford's Exposicion addresses discretionary rights enjoyed by the monarchy in foreign policy, domestic affairs, legal and governmental administration, religion and economic matters. A well-received book that went through six editions by 1590, it was often bound with copies of Staunford's Plees del Coron. The annotations in our copy range from references to the Year Books to long analytical notes. English Short-Title Catalogue S117783. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T491.
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