Richly Extra-Illustrated Copy of Dugdale's Origines Juridiciales With 114 Added Leaves Dugdale, Sir William [1605-1686]. Origines Juridiciales: Or Historical Memorials of the English Laws, Courts of Justice, Forms of Tryal, Punishment in Cases Criminal, Law- Writers, Law-Books, Grants and Settlements of Estates, Degree of Serjeant, Inns of Court and Chancery. Also a Chronologie of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal, Lord Treasurers, Justices Itinerant, Justices of the Kings Bench and Common Pleas, Barons of the Exchequer, Masters of the Rolls, Kings Attorneys and Sollicitors, and Serjeants at Law. With Additions. London: Printed for Christop. Wilkinson, Tho. Dring, And Charles Harper, 1680. [viii], 336, , , 122,  pp. Main text printed in parallel columns. 32 pages of copperplates illustrating coats of arms, 6 full-page copperplate portraits of Crew, Heath, Clenche, Coke, Hide, Bridgeman and added full-page copperplate portraits of Vaughan and Selden. , 336, , , 122,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Richly extra-illustrated with 114 leaves of engraved plates added by a previous owner, 3 fold out beyond the dimensions of text block, 1 double-page plate, a few smaller images pasted into margins. Folio (13-3/4" x 8-3/4"). Early nineteenth-century calf, rebacked retaining existing spine, gilt panels and blind fillets to boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and gilt title to spine, all edges gilt, inside gilt dentelles, ribbon marker, corners mended, cloth-reinforced hinges. A few minor scuffs and light gatoring to boards, negligible light gatoring to spine, small armorial crest to front pastedown. Title page printed in red and black. Light toning to text, light foxing in places, a few minor tears to folding plates. An impressive volume. $4,500. * Third edition. Dugdale's Origines provides a wealth of information about the sources of English law and the early history of English legal institutions, including the Inns of Court, on which it is a chief authority. It is a well-documented work: sources of manuscripts are listed, and, in many instances, the sources of the information for the printed book entries are given. Our copy is enriched with more than 100 leaves filled with copperplates, lithographs and woodcuts from a variety of sources (th.
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