Book #72409
Formulare Anglicanum, Or, A Collection of Ancient Charters. Thomas Madox.
Formulare Anglicanum, Or, A Collection of Ancient Charters...
Formulare Anglicanum, Or, A Collection of Ancient Charters...
Formulare Anglicanum, Or, A Collection of Ancient Charters...

Formulare Anglicanum, Or, A Collection of Ancient Charters...

Annotated Copy of a Notable Work on Medieval Conveyancing [Madox, Thomas (1666-1727)]. Formulare Anglicanum: or, A Collection of Antient Charters and Instruments of Divers Kinds, Taken from the Originals, Placed Under Several Heads, And Deduced (In a Series According to the Order of Time) from the Norman Conquest to the End of the Reign of King Henry the VIII. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson and R. Knaplock, 1702. [xii], xxxiv, 209, 212-441, [11] pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Two folding copperplates, one of seals and one of early hands. Eight tipped-in manuscript leaves, 8-page printed document laid in. Folio (12-3/4" x 7-3/4"). Recent three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and black and gilt fillets to spine, gilding rubbed away from title, endpapers added, adjacent original endleaves retained. Light rubbing to extremities, some fading to spine, front free endpaper and adjacent endleaf partially detached. Title page printed in red and black. Light toning to interior, faint dampstaining and soiling in a few places, clean tear to leaf zz2 (pp. 179-180) with no loss to text, short tears to plates. Underlining of words and phrases and tick marks to margins, mostly in pencil, throughout text, brief annotations in ink to endleaves and index, all in early hands, recent repair to foot of one of the manuscript leaves, one detached, another partially detached but secure, light soiling to title page, short clean tear to its fore-edge, illegible early owner signature to its upper right-hand corner. $850. * Only edition, one of two issues from 1702. "It is a most valuable collection of mediaeval charters, which is indispensable to historians of mediaeval conveyancing" (Holdsworth). The tipped-in leaves are manuscript copies of declarations of evidence and titles. The laid-in printed document is titled Brief for the Counsel of John Borthwick, Esq; of Crookston, Claiming the Title and Dignity of Lord Borthwick. These documents and, presumably, the annotations relate to the Borthwicks. An annotation on the verso of the Brief reads "my Father possesses the Land of Crookston-also-Nettlefleet [illegible] and [illegible]." Holdsworth, The Historians of Anglo-American Law 42. English Short-Title Catalogue T97560.

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