The Rights of the King's Servants Philipps, Fabian [1601-1690]. Regale Necessarium: Or the Legality, Reason and Necessity of the Rights and Priviledges Justly Claimed by the Kings Servants, And Which Ought to be Allowed Unto Them. London: Printed for Christopher Wilkinson, 1671. [xxxii], 552, 552-634 pp. Complete. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary sprinkled calf, blind rules to boards, rebacked with raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine, blind tooling to board edges, edges rouged, endleaves renewed. Light rubbing and a few nicks and scratches to boards, which have faint library stamps, moderate rubbing to extremities with light chipping to joints, corners bumped, faint library stamp to bottom edge of text block, library bookplate to front pastedown and ink stamps to endleaves. Moderate toning to interior, somewhat heavier in places, occasional light foxing, light soiling in a few places, small tears to fore-edge of leaf P4 (pp. 111-112) mended on verso without loss to legibility, early ownership signature to head of title page and brief corrections in ink in an early hand to a few pages. $650. * Only edition. Philipps, a member of an old gentry family educated at inns of chancery, Oxford and Middle Temple, was a notable, and prolific, legal antiquarian. A committed Royalist, most of his scholarship aimed to promote the rights of the Crown though the use of old records. Regale Necessarium deals with the rights and respect which ought to be accorded to ministers and household servants of the king. OCLC locates 5 copies of this title in law libraries (Harvard, New York University, Library of Congress, Northwestern, University of Pennsylvania). English Short-Title Catalogue R26879.
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