Titles of Honor.

Selden (John)

Titles of Honor.

By the late famous and learned antiquary John Selden of the Inner Temple, Esquire. The third edition carefully corrected. With additions and amendments by the author.

Description: full-page engraved author's portrait as frontispiece, a few half-page or smaller text woodcuts of ancient or medieval coins, seals, medals, and the geographical location of government officers in ancient Britain, 6 half-page engravings representing rankings of the English nobility, woodcut initials and ornaments, uniform light age yellowing, recto of frontispiece slightly finger-soiled, upper edge dusty, intermittent, small, very light water stain to lower edge, another to lower outer edge of frontispiece, short clean tear without loss from upper edge of 4G3 (just touching page numbers), minor dust-soiling at blank foot of last four leaves, pp. [36], 756, Roman letter, with Italic, occasional Greek, Hebrew, Gothic and Arabic, folio, contemporary English sprinkled calf, rebacked with original spine onlaid, endpapers renewed, double blind ruled, small blind-stamped fleurons to corners, gilt-lettered morocco label, all edges sprinkled red, scattered superficial losses caused by binding acid, minor repair to corners.

Publication Details: London: printed by E. Tyler, 1672

Notes: [THE BEST EDITION] A very good copy of the third, revised and final edition of John Selden's important work on the political, juridical and comparative history of titles and nobility. After studying at Oxford, Selden (1584-1654) was admitted to Inner Temple and called to the bar. His antiquarian mindset led him to focus on researching ancient English laws, customs and governance, also thanks to the unique resources provided by Sir Robert Cotton's library. First published in 1614, with several omissions and oversights, Titles of Honor was reprinted with revisions in 1631, and, posthumously, wit...more

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Price: £500

Subject: History

Published Date: 1672

Stock Number: 69597

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