Handsome Large-Paper Copy With Twenty-Four Steel-Plate Engravings Herbert, W[illiam] [1771-1851]. Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery; Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government, &c. &c. With a Concise History of the English Law. London: Printed for Vernor and Hood; J. Storer and J. Greig, 1804. xii, 377,  pp. 24 steel-plate engravings. Large-paper copy. Complete. Quarto (9" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt title and blind fillets to boards, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, boards slightly bowed. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing in places, faint offsetting from plates. A handsome copy. $200. * First edition. Herbert was the librarian of the Guildhall Library. Most of his Antiquities was taken from Sir William Dugdale's Origines Juridicales (1666). The engravings depict the exteriors and interiors of the Inns of Court and Chancery. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 11:1265.
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