Book #71410
Liber Albus, The White Book of the City of London, Compiled AD 1419. John Carpenter, Richard Whittington, H. Riley.
Liber Albus, The White Book of the City of London, Compiled AD 1419...

Liber Albus, The White Book of the City of London, Compiled AD 1419...

Fascining Insights into the Political, Social, Legal and Commercial Life of Medieval London Carpenter, John [d.1441]. Whittington, Richard [d.1423] Riley, Henry Thomas [1816-1878], Translator. Liber Albus: The White Book of the City of London. Compiled A.D. 1419, By J. Carpenter, Common Clerk, R. Whitington, Mayor. Translated from the Original Latin and Anglo-Norman, by H.T. Riley. London: Richard Griffin and Company, 1861. x, [2], 660 pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-3/4"). Contemporary quarter morocco over cloth, gilt title to spine, top-edge gild. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few nicks to spine, corners lightly bumped, contemporary armorial bookplate (of John Harrison) to front pastedown, front hinge just starting at head. Light toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. $350. * First edition as an independent work, originally published in 1858 as Volume I of the three-volume Munimenta Gildhallae Londoniensis. A compilation of laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations, the Liber Albus is a fascinating digest of information concerning social, political and commercial activity in London from the twelfth to the early fifteenth century. OCLC locates 1 copy in a North American law library (UC-Berkeley) British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 21:665.

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Book number 71410