Observations on the Offices of Secretary of State, Lord Privy Seal...
A Rare Study by a Notable Antiquarian Nicolas, Sir (Nicholas) Harris [1799-1848]. Observations on the Offices of Secretary of State, Lord Privy Seal, And Lord Chamberlain of the King's Household; With Remarks on the Great Seal of England. [London: Eyre and Spottiswoode], 1837. 140 pp. Octavo (10" x 6-1/4"). Later cloth, gilt filets, title, library name and publication date to spine, endpapers renewed. Light soiling, faint stain to head of rear board, bookplate and shelf label to front pastedown. Light toning to interior, several signatures unopened, finger smudges and library stamp to a few leaves, light soiling and library stamp to title page. $450. * Only edition, 1 of 50 (unnumbered) copies "for private distribution." Nicolas was a distinguished and prolific antiquarian. Observations is one of his few books on a legal subject. OCLC locates 5 copies in North America, 1 in a law library (University of Pennsylvania). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:257.
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