1583 Edition of Rastell's Statutes Rastell, William [1508-1565], Compiler. A Collection in English, Of the Statutes Now in Force, Continued from the Beginning of Magna Charta, Made in the 9. Yeere of the Reigne of King H.3. Untill the Ende of the Parliament Holden in the 23. Yeere of the Reigne of Our Gratious Queene Elizabeth, Under Titles Placed by Order of Alphabet: Wherein is Performed (Touching the Statutes Wherewith Iustices of the Peace Have to Deale) so Much as was Promised in the Booke of Their Office Lately Published.... Hereunto is Added Two Tables: The One...Declaring Under Titles by Order of Alphabet the Substance of Such Referments as Stood at the Ende of Eche Title in the First Collection of Statutes, Set Forth by Master Iustice Rastal. And in this Table, The Title of Iustices of the Peace is Specially Perused and Amended, For Their More Easie Finding of Matters in this Booke, Concerning Their Authoritie. In the Other Table...Are Set Downe by Order of the Kings Reignes, The Severall Times of Their Parliaments, Together with the Sundry Chapters and Intitulings of the Particular Statutes in Every of the Same: Whereby the Reader May Easily Finde Under what Title, And in What Leafe of this Booke, Any of These Statutes be Placed: And May Also...Readily See, What, And How Many Statutes in Eche Kings Reigne, Doe Concerne the Iustices of Peace, And in What Leafe of this Booke to Finde Them. London: Imprinted...by Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes Most Excellent Maiestie, . [xxxiv], 265, , 266-297, 297-559,  ff. Pagination irregular. Text complete. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (10-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Seventeenth-century calf, rebacked in period style, gilt frames, gilt central arabesques and tie-holes to boards, raised bands, gilt fillets and retained existing lettering pieces to spine, edges rouged, corners and hinges mended. Light rubbing and some nicks and shallow scuffs to boards, a few small chips to board edges, later owner signature (R.W. Broadwood) and bookplate (Sir John Frederick) to front pastedown. Light toning to interior, minor worming to margins in a few places, light soiling and small early owner signature (Ra. Rard.) to title page, recent repair to its lower outside corner. $4,500. * Rastell first published his great collection of stat.
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