The Laws and Customs, Rights, Liberties, And Privileges, Of the...
Rights, Liberties and Privileges of London [London]. The Laws and Customs, Rights, Liberties, And Privileges, Of the City of London: Containing: The Several Charters Granted to the Said City, From William the Conqueror to the Present Time; The Magistrates and Officers Thereof, And Their Respective Creations, Elections, Rights, Duties and Authorities; The Laws and Customs of the City, As the Same Relate to the Persons or Estates of the Citizens; The Nature, Jurisdiction, Practice and Proceedings of the Several Courts in London; And the Acts of Parliament Concerning the Cities of London and Westminster, Alphabetically Digested Under the Following Titles, Viz. Administration, Aldermen, Aliens, Annoyance, Apothecaries, Appeals, Ashes, Attaints, Ballast, Barbers, Bawdy-House, Billingsgate, Blackwell-Hall, Brass, Brokers and Stockjobbers, Buildings, Buthers, Butter and Cheese, Carts, Chairs, Churches, Coaches, Coals, Conduits, Constables, Coopers, Cordwainers, Cornm Debts, Drapery, Election, Fish, Fuel, Garbling and Gauging, Gold and Goldsmiths, Gunpowder, Highways, Jury, Market, Oilmen, Painters and Plasterers, Pavement, Physicians, Quo Warranto, Recognizances, Sewers, Stockjobbers, Streets, Tithes, Victuallers, Water, Watermen, Weights and Measures, And Wine. London: Printed for R. Withy, 1765. [iv], xix, , 315, , xii pp. Complete. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent library buckram, red and black lettering piece and paper location label to spine, embossed library name and small security tag to front board, library inkstamps to edges of text block and endleaves. Light browning to text, somewhat heavier in places, library stamp and owner signature of William Rawle to title page. $250. * Only edition. An interesting collection drawn from charters, laws and other documents from the time of William the Conquerer to the 1760s. Rawle [1759-1836], a pillar of Pennsylvania's legal establishment, was the author of A View of the Constitution of the United States of America (1825), founder and president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, president of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society and served a long-serving trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. English Short-Title Catalogue T106481.
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