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DE LAUDIBUS LEGUM ANGIAE

Fortescue, John; Chrimes, Stanley B.


Item #: 3294

Pages: 1xiv,302p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 1999.

Subjects: LEGAL HISTORY, UNITED KINGDOM

With Translation by Francis Gregor. Notes by Andrew Amosand a Life of the Author by Thomas (Fortescue) LordClermont. Written in 1470, De Laudibus was intended for theinstruction of Edward, Prince of Wales. Written in the formof a dialogue, this book contains one of the earliestsketches of the English legal system. This is the firstappearance of the modern edition, based on the 1825 Amosedition. It includes, for the first time, the life of theauthor by Lord Clermont, a direct descendant, as well as hiscorrected version of both the text and translation -- thesehaving appeared only in an 1869 privately published editionof Fortescue's works limited to 120 family copies.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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