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[Rastell, John (William Rastell)]

Title Les Termes de la Ley: or, Certain difficult and obscure Words and Terms of the Common and Statute Laws of this Realm, now in Use, expounded and explained. Corrected and Enlarged, with the Addition of many other Words; particularly of those that have been lately introduced into the Statute Law of Great Britain, never Printed in any other Impression.
Publisher In the Savoy Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling (Assigns of Edward Sayer) for R. Gosling...
Date 1721
Book ID 37294


Octavo, in later19th (?) century unlettered full calf. [iv]592 pp.. Raised bands to spine, ruled and decorated in blind. Hinges tender but tight. Title page snipped at top with loss of the word ‘Les’. Else no loss, complete, clean and tight. French and English parallel text. First published in 1527 in French and Latin. Published anonymously. Written by John Rastell, but sometimes attributed to his son, William Rastell, who may have translated it. Cf. Marvin, J.G. Legal bibliography, p. 599
Price: £100.00

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