The City-Law, Or, The Course and Practice in All Manner of Juridicall
1647. Preserving the Customary Law of London During the Civil War [London]. The City-Law, Or, The Course and Practice in All Manner of Juridicall Proceedings in the Hustings in Guild-Hall, London. Englished, Out of an Ancient French Manuscript, Also, An Alphabet of All the Offices Disposed and Given by the Lord Mayors of London. London: Printed by B. Alsop, for L. Chapman, and L. Blaiklocke, 1647. [viii], 69,  pp. Final blank leaf lacking. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in recent marbled wrappers, printed paper title label to spine. Very light browning to text, internally clean. * Only edition. Very likely a political statement against possible encroachments on local power by the King or Parliament, this handbook from the time of the Civil War outlines the jurisdictions of London's courts and London's lord mayor. More than a historical artifact, it is useful for its insights into the city's customary law and system of courts. OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, Northwestern, Osgoode Hall, UC-Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania). English Short-Title Catalogue R210027. (Inventory #: 65941)
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