A History of the Court of High Commission Burn, John Southerden [1798-1870]. The High Commission. Notices of the Court, And its Proceedings. London: J. Russell Smith, 1865. vi [i.e. viii], 92 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Later three-quarter morocco over pebbled boards, gilt institutional name and seal to boards, gilt rules to morocco edges, raised bands, blind fillets and gilt title to spine, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, slight creasing to spine, front joint just starting at head, library bookplate, small circular sticker and early binder's ticket to front pastedown. Light toning to interior, negligible light foxing and soiling in a few places, a number of blank leaves added after text block by binder. $250. * Only edition. Created in 1559 to enforce the Acts of Uniformity and Supremacy, the Court of High Commission was the highest ecclesiastical court in England until its dissolution by the Long Parliament in 1641. This work consists of a collection of its notices and proceedings drawn from a variety of contemporary and later sources. Burn was an English solicitor and antiquary who wrote several histories of ecclesiastical and legal institutions. Not in Sweet & Maxwell.
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