An Exact Abridgment of All Statutes in Force and Use, From the..
by Wingate, Edmund
1675. From Magna Carta to 1675 Wingate, Edm[und (or Edmond)] [1596-1656]. An Exact Abridgment of All Statutes in Force and Use. From the Beginning of Magna Carta Untill 1641. By Edm. Wingate of Grayes-Inne, Esq; With a Continuation, Under Their Proper Titles, Of All Acts in Force and Use, Untill the Year 1675. And Alphabetically Digested Under Apt Titles. Whereto is Annexed Four Tables Directing to the Several Matters and Clauses Throughout the Said Statutes. [London]: Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher, and Henry Twyford, 1675. [viii], 512, 517-756,  pp. Woodcut of arms of England on leaf facing title page. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind panels with corner fleurons to boards, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, original endleaves retained. Some minor scuffs and scratches to boards, rubbing to board edges with wear to corners, hinges cracked. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampspotting, some edgewear to preliminaries, early annotations and pen doodles to endleaves, a few brief figures in tiny hand below arms of England. A nice copy. $400. * Fifth edition, revised. First published in 1642, Wingate's Exact Abridgment offered a shorter alternative to the lengthy compilations of Rastell and Pulton. A standard work, it was updated and reissued several times. Its final edition appeared in 1708. English Short-Title Catalogue R171954.
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