"His Majesties Four Principal Seales" [Brydall, John (b. 1635?)]. Jus Sigilli: Or, The Law of England, Touching His Majesties Four Principal Seales, Viz. The Great Seale, The Privie Seale, The Exchequer Seale, And the Signet. Also of Those Grand Officers, to Whose Custody These Seales are Committed. London: Printed by E. Flesher, For Thomas Dring, 1673. [iv], 129,  pp. Includes 9 pp. publisher catalogue. 12mo. (4-3/4" x 2-1/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, early annotations to fore and bottom edges. Moderate toning to text, light spotting to a few leaves, "no. 79" in early hand to head of title page, faint embossed library stamp to its foot, library inkstamp and annotation to its verso. A handsome copy of a scarce title. $1,200. * Only edition. Jus Sigilli is a detailed description of the four principal seals of England. The Great or Broad Seal is used by the Lord Chancellor to denote the approval and authority of the king. Charters, commissions, or grants from the king must have the mark of the Great Seal in order to carry any authority. The Privy or Little Seal, the monarch's personal seal, was used by the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seale to authorize the use of the Great Seal on important documents, or as an authorization on documents of lesser importance. The Exchequer Great Seal is the seal used by The Court of the Exchequer, which oversees royal revenues. The Signet is affixed to royal documents relating to personal matters. OCLC locates 10 copies in North American law libraries. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 1727. English Short-Title Catalogue R19862.
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