1611 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 7. Yeare of Our Souveraigne Lord King Iames, 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 are Added Two Tables: The One at the Beginning of the Booke, Declaring Under Titles, By Order of Alphabet, The Substance of Such Referments as Stood at the Ende of Each Title in the First Collection of Statutes, Set Forth by M. 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 (Being at the End of this Booke) 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: Printed for the Societie of Stationers, 1611. Folio (13" x 9"). Recent calf, blind frames to boards, lettering piece, blind fillets and gilt publication date to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to interior, slightly heavier in places, faint dampstining and womholes to margins in a few places, light soiling and two later owner signatures, (Robert Bealiffe, dated 1720, and William Ritson) to title page. $2,500. * Rastell first published his great collection of statutes from Magna Carta to the present in 1557. It was updated periodically, the final edition appearing in 1625. As the title indicates, it had finding aids to facilitate its use by justices of the peace. Holdsworth notes, "[it] is partly of the nature of an edition of the Statutes at large, as the enacting parts of the public statutes in force are printed nearly word for wor.
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