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WISEMAN, Sir Robert (1613--1654)
The law of laws: or, the excellency of the civil law, above all other humane laws whatsoever. Shewing of how great use and necessity the civil law is to this nation. By Sir Rob. Wiseman, Knight, late doctor of the civil law.
London: printed for R. Royston, and are to be sold by Richard Green, bookseller in Cambridge, 1686.
[16], 160; [2], 163--319, [17] p. ; 16.9 cm. (8º)

First published in 1656. The second part has a divisional title-page reading: Lex legum: or, the excellency of the Roman civil law, above all other humane laws whatsoever. The second part. London: printed for Richard Green in Cambridge, 1685. General title-page printed in red and black. ESTC r28392.

Copy Notes Bookseller's codes in ink at foot of imprint. Inscribed in ink on front pastedown Mr Bateman / at Wills coffee house / Scotland Yard / Enquire whether the / Wine was; four and a half further lines are obscured by Soane library bookplate. Wills', frequented by Samuel Pepys in its early days, was a noted resort of naval officers attending the Admiralty close by in the eighteenth century. Calculations in ink on facing free-endpaper.

Binding C17th mottled calf, blind double-ruled borders, blind-tooled inner border parallel to spine, blind double-ruled spine, later paper spine-label ink-lettered.

Reference Number 107


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