First-Edition Copy of The Kinges Prerogative Staunford, Sir William [1509-1558]. An Exposicion of the Kinges Prerogative Collected Out of the Great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert and Other Olde Writers of the Lawes of England. Whereunto is Annexed the Proces to the Same Prerogative Appertaining. [London: Imprinted...in Fleete-Strete Within Temple Barre...By Rychard Tottel, 1567]. [i], 85 ff. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Recent quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt rules to boards, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning and dampstaining to interior, edgewear to a few leaves, repairs to margins of final two leaves with minor loss to a side-note, marks and brief early annotations in a few places. $1,500. * First edition. Staunford's Exposicion addresses discretionary rights enjoyed by the monarchy in foreign policy, domestic affairs, legal and governmental administration, religion and economic matters. A well-received book, it went through six editions by 1590. The annotations are case references, mostly from the Year Books. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T491. English Short-Title Catalogue S117783.
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