First Edition of Francis Bacon's
    Elements of the Common Laws

    Francis Bacon. The Elements of the Common Laws of England. Branched into a double Tract; The One Contayning a Collection of some principall Rules and Maximes of the Common Law, with their Latitude and Extent...The Other The Use of the Common Law, for preservation of our Persons, Goods, and good Names. London: Printed by the Assignes of J. More, 1630. First edition. Small quarto. [22], 104; [8], 84 pages. Decorative woodcut head-pieces and large initials. Bound in calf, gilt board edges, rebacked with mottled calf spine, five raised spine bands, gilt lettered leather title label and gilt rules in compartments. Binding rubbed and scuffed, some cracking at joints. Bleedthrough and offset to endpapers from leather turn-ins. Small holograph ink owner's name on main title page. Textblock cockled and trimmed, some pages with tight margins, not affecting text. Pages with edge wear, corner bends, creases, few small edge tears, occasional minor soiling. Very good.

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