ORIGO LEGUM: or a Treatise of the Origin of Laws, and Their Obliging Power: as also of their Great Variety: and Why Some Laws are Immutable, and Some not; but may Suffer Change, or Cease to be, or be Suspended, or Abrogated. In Seven Books.
Richard Chiswell, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard.
Folio contemporary calf, decorated panels blind-tooled, spine on 5 cords with remains of red gilt title label (edges scuffed, front cover splitting at spine but just held). Half-title, Titlepage printed in red & black and enclosed in a plain rule-border +pp +168pp +219pp +p catalogue. Card J.W. Bund Willis Caius Coll. On pastedown, name John Walpole Willis at head of title, endpapers browned & last few pages with marks of marginal damp, otherwise crisp & clean throughout. "Chap. X. Treachery and baseness not to be used in war" begins new pagination & register. Dedicated to King William & Queen Mary. Text in English with quotations & examples in Latin & Greek. *First edition of Dawson's only work, an interesting and scarce legal treatise (WING D459).
Price: GBP 450.00 or USD 590.00
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