Fortescue, Sir John. The Works of Sir John Fortescue, Knight, Chief Justice of England and Lord Chancellor to Henry the Sixth. Now First Collected and Arranged by Thomas (Fortescue) Lord Clermont. Originally published: London: Printed for Private Distribution, 1869. 2 Volumes, including 57 illustrations, 17 in color. xxviii, 556, 119; xii, 378, [xx] pp. Reprinted 2009, 2020 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779582; ISBN-10: 1584779586. Hardcover cloth. Folio, 8-1/2" x 11". Light shelfwear, else fine. $240. * Reprint of a privately printed original which was limited to 120 family copies, and consisting of two handsome, illustrated volumes. A majestic set, collected and arranged by Lord Clermont, a direct descendant. Volume I, "The Works of Sir John Fortescue." contains a biography of Fortescue, De Natura Legis Naturae, the same translated into English, both parts; De Laudibus Legum Angliae, the same in English; De Dominio Regali et Politico, and his minor writings in Part II: Legal Opinions and Judgments of Sir John Fortescue. Volume II: A History of the Family of Fortescue in all its Branches by Thomas (Fortescue) Lord Clermont. Fortescue [c. 1397 - c. 1479] was Chief Justice of the King's Bench and later appointed Chancellor of England by Henry VI. His celebrated works are considered to be a masterly vindication of the laws of England and are essential to the student of the common law.
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