Prynne Reviews the History of Parliamentary Writs and Practice Prynne, William [1600-1669]. Brevia Parliamentaria Rediviva. In XIII Sections Conteining Several Catalogues of the Numbers, Dates of All Bundles of Original Writs of Summons and Elections Newly Found, Or Formerly Extant in the Tower of London During the Reigns of King Edw. 1, 2, 3. R. 2. H. 4, 5, 6. And E. 4 Being 117 Bundles: Of All the Knights Names of Each County Retorned on These Writs; And all Cities, Boroughs, Ports Therin Summoned to Elect, Send, Or Actually Returning Citizens, Burgesses, Barons, And How Oft They Did it During These Kings Reigns: With 3. Catalogues of All the Citizens, Burgesses Retorned on These Writs for Bathe, Bristol, London: The Ancient Forms of Elections, Retorns Cedules, Indentures Relating to Each County, City, Borough, Port; Besides Sundry Rare Writs, Records, Memorials, And Observations from them Touching Elections, Retorns: The True Original Creation, Continuance, Discontinuance, Exemption of Antient Boroughs: The Late Erections of New, and Revival of Some Old Petty Boroughs; Most of Which Writs, Bundles, Records, Rarities (Long Buryed in Dust and Darknesse in Caesars Chappel) Hitherto Unknown, Were Lately Discovered, And Here Published for the Benefit of Posterity. London: Printed for the Author, 1662. [xxiv], 232 pp., 233-248 ff., , 249-384, 369-376, 393-398,  pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, recently rebacked in calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and retained contemporary lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing and a some minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked, recent owner bookplate to front pastedown. Title page printed within typographical border. Moderate toning to text, occasional minor worming to foot of text block, light soiling to title page. $750. * Only edition. Complete in itself, this is the third part of a four-volume collection issued from 1659 to 1664 known collectively as the Brief Register. The 1662 volume contains Parliamentary material from the reigns of King Edward I trough King Edward IV. Other volumes contain writs from different periods. Prynne was a contentious and erudite Puritan attorney and legal antiquarian who wrote several books and pamphlets ab.
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