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25 October 2007
BRACTON, Henricus de (d.1268). De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae, libri quinque. London: M. Flesher & R. Young, 1640. 4° (219 x 162mm). (Title a trifle inkstained, some light browning). Later calf (rebacked, corners repaired). Provenance: Francis H. Foote (armorial bookplate) - Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges (1762-1837), antiquary and genealogist (signature on front paste-down) - G.W. Prothero (signature at head of title). STC 3476.
Fleta, seu commentarius juris Anglicani sic nuncupatus, sub Edwardo rege primo ... Subjungitur etiam Joan. Seldeni ad Fletam dissertatio. London: S.R. for H. Twyford [and others], 1685. 4° (219 x 163mm). With the final blank (a little browning and spotting). Contemporary calf (rebacked). Provenance: G.W. Prothero (bookplate). Wing F1291. (2)
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