London's Liberties; Or a Learned Argument of Law & Reason, Upon...
"The Principles of Just Government Cleared & Vindicated" [London]. [Hale, Sir Matthew (1609-1676)]. [Maynard, Sir John (1604-1690)]. London's Liberties; Or a Learned Argument of Law & Reason, Upon Saturday, December 14. 1650. Before the Lord Major, Court of Aldermen, And Common Councell at Guild Hall, London, Between Mr Maynard Mr Hales & Mr Wilde of Councell for the Companies of London. And Major John Wildman and Mr John Price of Councell for the Freemen of London. Wherein the Freedom of the Citizens of London in Their Elections of Their Chief Officers, Is Fully Debated, The Most Ancient Charters and Records of the City Examined, And the Principles of Just Government Cleared & Vindicated. This Discourse was Exactly Taken in Short-Hand by Severall that were Present at the Argument, Who have Compared Their Notes, And Published Them for Publique Use. London: Printed by Ja. Cottrel for Gyles Calvert, 1651. [viii], 38 pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, untrimmed fore-edge. Light browning, light soiling to exterior, stain and three tiny holes to lower third of leaf a4 (pp. [vii-viii] with minor loss to text, legibility not affected. $850. * First edition. A collection of arguments by eminent London jurists, including Sir John Maynard and Sir Matthew Hale, in favor of the independence of the city of London, particularly with respect to its elections. A second edition appeared in 1682 that was reissued in 1683. OCLC locates 1 copy of this title in a law library (Harvard). English Short-Title Catalogue R202774.
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