De Sepultura; By Sr Henry Spelman, Knight; London, 1641.
Early English Burial Laws Spelman, Sir Henry [1563/4-1641]. De Sepultura. By Sr Henry Spelman, Knight. London: Printed by Robert Young, 1641. [iv], 38,  pp. First and final leaves blank. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing, light soiling in a few places, light edgewear to a few leaves, several notes in an early hand, one, possibly an ownership signature, reading "Richard Case" to verso of title page. $300. * Only edition. Spelman was an eminent antiquarian, legal historian and member of Parliament. Here, he provides a brief history of English burial laws dating back to the Saxons with quotations from medieval statutes. This pamphlet was reprinted in Dublin in 1742. English Short-Title Catalogue R19887.
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