"May Be Very Usefull for All Men to Read and Practice" Cresheld (Creshald), Richard [d.1652]. A Legacy Left to the World by (That Able Lawyer) Richard Creshald, Serjant at Law; Late One of the Judges of the Court of Common-Pleas. Addressed (In His Life-time) to His Foure Sons in Lawes. And May be Very Usefull for All Men to Read and Practice. London: [S.n.], 1658. [ii], 22 pp. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning, light foxing to a few leaves, light soiling to exterior, "12" in early hand to head of title page. $450. * Only edition. Cresheld, sometimes spelled Creshald or Creswell, was a judge, politician and Member of House of Commons. Known for his support of "fundamental laws and liberties," he played an important role in the debates that led to the Petition of Right (1628). OCLC locates 5 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Northwestern, San Francisco Law Library, University of Michigan, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue R12417.
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