London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
COKE, Sir Edward (1552-1634). The First [Second-Fourth] Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England. Or, a Commentarie vpon Littleton. London: various imprints, 1629-48. 4 parts in 3 volumes, 2° (298 x 182mm). Engraved portrait of Coke by Payne in vol.I, III & IV, portrait of Littleton by Vaughan in vol.I, folding printed and woodcut table in the same vol., titles within a woodcut architectural border, vol.I a different border (title of vol.I cut round and mounted, some browning in vol.III & IV). 18th-century mottled calf gilt (rebacked, extremities rubbed, upper cover of vol.I detached). Provenance: presentation slip from Dr. G.W. Prothero to the Royal Historical Society. STC 15785 and Wing C4948 & 4961.
With William Prynne's Brief Animadversions on ... the Fourth Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England; concerning the Jurisdiction of Courts (London, 1669, Wing P3905). (4)
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