Les Plees del Coron [with] An Exposition of the Kinges Prerogative...
Sixteenth-Century Editions of Staunford's Plees and Kinges Prerogative Staunford, Sir William [1509-1558]. Les Plees del Coron, Divisees in Plusors Titles & Comon Lieux. Per Queux Home Pluis Redement & Plenairement Trovera Quelque Chose que il Quira, Touchant les Dits Plees. Dernierment Corrigee Avecques un Table Parfaicte des Choses Notables Contenues en Ycelle, Nouvelment Reveu & Corrigee. [London]: In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, . [xii], 196 [i.e. 198] ff. [Bound with] Staunford, Sir William. An Exposition of the Kinges Praerogative Collected Out of the Great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert, And Other Olde Writers of the Lawes of England, By the Right Worshipfull Sir William Staunford Knight, Lately One of the Iustices of the Queenes Maiesties Court of Common Pleas. Where Unto is Annexed the Proces to the Same Praerogative Appertayning. London: Imprinted...by Richard Totthil, 1590. [ii], 6-84 [i.e. 85] ff. Pagination irregular; text complete. Quarto (7-3/4" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind rules and central blind arabesques to boards, rebacked and recornered in period style with raised bands and blind fillets, remnants of silk ties to inner board edges. Light rubbing and a few small scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped, pastedowns loose, endleaves rehinged, front endleaves, which have later annotations (shelfmarks?), lightly soiled and laid down, later armorial bookplate (of Charles Lord Halifax, 1702) to verso of title page. Title page of Plees printed within woodcut architectural border. Light toning to interior, more moderate in places, light soiling and faint marginal dampstaining in a few places, a few folded corners. $1,250. * Later editions. First published in 1557, Staunford's Plees is divided into three parts. The first treats offences, the second treats jurisdiction, appeals, indictments, and defenses. The third addresses trials and convictions. Exposition of the Kinges Prerogative was first published in 1567. It addresses discretionary rights enjoyed by the monarchy in foreign policy, domestic affairs, legal and governmental administration, religion and economic matters. The annotations are mostly brief glosses on the text; some are references to cases or other authorities. Beale, A Bibliography of Early.
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