Sixteenth-Century Editions of Staunford's Plees and Kinges Prerogative Staunford, Sir William [1509-1558]. Les Plees del Coron, Divisees in Plusors Titles & Comen Lieux. Per Queux Home Plus Redement & Plenairement Trovera Quelque Chose queil Quira, Touchant les Dits Plees. Dernierment Corrigee Avecques un Table Parfaicte des Choses Notables Contenues en Ycelle, Nouvelment Revue et Corrigee. [London]: In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, 1574. [xiv], 193 [i.e. 198] ff. [Bound with] Staunford, Sir William. An Exposition of the Kinges Prerogative Collected Out of the Great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert, And Other Olde Writers of the Lawes of England, By the Right Worshipfull Sir William Staunford Knight, Lately One of the Iustices of the Queenes Maiesties Court of Common Pleas. Where Unto is Annexed the Proces to the Same Praerogative Appertaynyng. London: Imprinted...by Richard Tottel, 1577. [i], 85 ff. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Later sheep, blind rules to boards, gilt-stamped library seal to front board, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and scuffing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, boards beginning to separate but secure, final leaf of Kinges Prerogative partially detached and lightly edgeworn. Title page of Plees printed within woodcut architectural border. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to head of text block of Plees, wormhole through foot of text block, which becomes a small wormtrack at end of text. Underlining to some passages in Plees, signature in miniscule later small clear hand to head of its title page, occasional brief annotations in contemporary hand to margins of Kinges Prerogative, some affected by trimming. $1,500. * Later editions. First published in 1557, Staunford's Plees is divided into three parts. The first treats offences, the second treats jurisdiction, appeals, indictments, and defenses. The third addresses trials and convictions. Exposition of the Kinges Prerogative was first published in 1567. It addresses discretionary rights enjoyed by the monarchy in foreign policy, domestic affairs, legal and governmental administration, religion and economic matters. The annotations are mostly brief glosses on the.
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