17th-Century English Manuscript Law Dictionary [Manuscript]. [Great Britain]. [Manuscript Law Dictionary]. [England, c.1680]. 270 pp. Folio (12-3/4" x 8"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, blind ornaments and lettering piece to spine. Light toning and some inkspots and smudges to text, some edgewear to initial and final leaves, light soiling to exterior of text block, a few signatures loose. English text in small neat hand within red-ruled borders of most leaves, all leaves numbered on rectos and versos. $3,000. * Presumably part of a multi-volume manuscript, this alphabetically digested collection has definitions ranging from Abatement to Forfeiture. The entries are detailed and often accompanied by additional side-notes, some of them case citations. Some appear to be original; others are commonplaced or partially commonplaced. Most end with a reference to a reporter or treatise, several include one or more case citations.
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