by Brydall, John
1675. London, 1675. Only edition. London, 1675. Only edition. Laws Relating to the Stuart-Era Nobility Brydall, John [b.1635?]. Jus Imaginis Apud Anglos; Or the Law of England Relating to the Nobility & Gentry. Faithfully Collected and Methodically Digested for Common Benefit. London: Printed for John Billinger, 1675. [xvi], 76,  pp. Copperplate frontispiece (arms of Great Britain). Folding table. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Nineteenth-century calf, blind rules to boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, boards slightly bowed. Moderate toning to interior, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places, a few creases to folding table, light soiling and tiny (illegible) early owner signature to title page, early annotations to front endleaves, later owner signature and annotation in ("22" "E Booth") to head of frontispiece. An attractive copy of a scarce title. $500. * Only edition. Brydall was a fellow of Queen's College, Oxford, and a bencher of Lincoln's Inn. A remarkably prolific writer, he published 36 legal treatises, and left 30 others in manuscript at the time of his death. All of these are brief, synthetic works. Holdsworth says they are good summaries that are "clearly arranged and based on the leading authorities." OCLC locates 12 copies in North American law libraries. Holdsworth, A History of English Law VI:605. English Short-Title Catalogue R251.
(Inventory #: 72528)