1671 Edition of Dugdale's Origines Juridiciales, All Plates Present Dugdale, Sir William [1605-1686]. Origines Juridiciales, Or Historical Memorials of the English Laws, Courts of Justice, Forms of Tryal, Punishments in Cases Criminal, Law-Writers, Law-Books, Grants and Settlements of Estates, Degree of Serjeant, Innes of Court and Chancery. Also a Chronologie of the Lord Chancelors 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 by Tho. Newcomb, for Abel Roper, John Martin, and Henry Herringman, 1671. [viii], 336, , 117,  pp. Copperplate coats-of-arms and heraldic devices, six portrait copperplates (of Heath, Clenche, Hide, Bridgeman, Crew and Coke). Main text in parallel columns. Complete. Folio (13-3/4" x 8-3/4"). Nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over cloth, raised bands, gilt titles and paper shelf label to spine, small security tag to front board, endleaves renewed. A few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped. Title page printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light browning to text, light foxing in a few places, library stamps to edges, endleaves, versos of plates and title page, which also has four small owner signatures ("F. Clerke," S. Street," "John W. Wallace 1846" and "R. Brydges"). $500. * Second 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. The first edition was published in 1666, the third and final edition in 1680. John W. Wallace [1815-1884] was the reporter of decisions of United States Supreme Court from 1863 to 1874 and the author of The Reporters Chronologically Arranged; With Occasional Remarks upon Their Respective Merits (first edition 1844). English Short-Title Catalogue R225633.
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