A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest -Manwood, John
A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest -Manwood, John
A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest -Manwood, John

A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest -Manwood, John

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A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest: Wherin is Declared Not Onely Those Lawes, as They Are Now in Force, But Also the Originall and Beginning of Forrestes

[16], 167pp, [15]. Rebound in modern (early twentieth century?) sprinkled calf, raised bands, spine in five panels, morocco title label to second panel, author label to fourth, bands bordered with gilt single fillet, date in gilt to foot, covers bordered with gilt single fillet. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, boards very slightly splayed. Internally some light browning throughout, marginal staining to last three signatures, two previous owners' names to head of title (one crossed through) but generally fairly clean. Previous owners armorial bookplate to front pastedown, small binders ticket (Broadbere of Southampton) to front pastedown. Attractive woodcut border to title page, text is black letter. "Manwood, John (d. 1610), legal writer ... Manwood had a first version of his book printed for private circulation, in or about 1592, as A Brefe Collection of the Lawes of the Forest. An enlarged edition, with twenty chapters, was published in 1598 as A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest, and dedicated to Charles Howard, earl of Nottingham and chief justice of the forests south of the Trent" (ODNB). Kress 207, Goldsmiths 284, Lowndes 1469, Schwerdt II:7
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