The City Law [City 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 quarter calf over moire-cloth boards, lettering piece and raised bands to spine. A few minor stains to boards, light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, crack in text block between pp. [vi] and [vii], minor edgewear to a few leaves. Light browning and faint dampspotting to text, annotations to title page and margins of several leaves in an early hand. $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. Probably written by a practitioner, the annotations are corrections, glosses and amplifications of points in the text, along with marks and underlining. English Short-Title Catalogue R2792.
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