by Egerton, Sir Thomas
1609. London: Printed [by Adam Islip], 1609.. London: Printed [by Adam Islip], 1609. Citizenship and Property Rights of Scots in England Under James I [Egerton, Sir Thomas (1540?-1617)]. The Speech of the Lord Chancellor of England, In the Eschequer Chamber, Touching the Post-Nati. London: Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Societie of Stationers, An. 1609. [xii], 118,  pp. First and final leaves blank with marginal rules. Quarto (7" x 5"). Signed binding by Brian Frost & Company, Bath, Eng., three-quarter green morocco over cloth, raised bands, gilt title and gilt ornaments to spine, top-edge gilt, marbled endpapers, endleaves renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, some fading to spine, faint offsetting to free endpapers, recent pencil notations to front endleaf. Light toning to interior, negligible light foxing and soiling in a few places, brief early notations to verso of initial blank and title page. A nice copy. $450. * Only edition, one of two issues from 1609. Egerton's argument as Lord Chancellor in Calvin's Case, recently described as "a lengthy study of English law and history... published with the encouragement of King James", likely his most important work, and the only one published in his life. James VI, King of Scotland, became James I, King of England and Ireland, in 1603. Although Scotland and England remained sovereign states, they were ruled by James in personal union, which created a quasi-united kingdom. Egerton's speech concerning the property and citizenship rights of Scots in England and Scotland born after the accession of James I to the English throne. OCLC locates 12 copies in North American law libraries. English Short-Title Catalogue S100273.
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