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MS. 38 Treatise upon the civil law

(old shelfmark **A.38) 

Date:18th c., after 1724
Material:Paper. Watermarks: crowned Royal arms (quarterly, 1 and 4 England and Scotland impaled, 2 France, (modern) 3 Ireland; Queen Anne, 1707 -1714) with Garter; crowned G
Physical Description:iii contemporary paper flyleaves + 82 folios (foliated i – iv (by cataloguer), 2 – 78) + iii contemporary paper flyleaves, 308 x 190 (246 x 258) mm, 30 – 41 long lines, ruled in orange ink, running headers, catchwords on most leaves, leaf lost between fols. iv - 2
Rubric:(fol. iv verso) A Treatise upon the Civil Law and the Analogy which the Laws of England in many respects bear to it.
Incipit:Law is defined by Tully in his first Book de Legibus to be right Reason implanted in Man
2o folio:Encomiums that have
Explicit:The study hereof can best render men Reasonable Creatures & fit them to act with Justice Prudence & Honour in all the great Offices of Life
Contents:Fols. i recto – iv recto, List of books used, with an explanation of the marginal references in the text; fols. iv verso – 78, Law Procedure lectures (A Treatise on Civil Law)
Script:Mixed cursive script
Provenance:19th c. Trinity Hall bookplate inside upper cover
Binding:18thc., half brown leather and marbled paper over paste boards, red endbands (almost lost)
Notes:Written on recto only, except fol. iv (replacing text lost from original title page). Offset of original title page on fol. iv verso (title in Contents taken from this); it is assumed that the text on fol. iv verso was copied soon after page 1 (title page) was lost. Corrections and annotation, some in a different but roughly contemporary hand. Dating based on publication date of one of the texts cited. Top half of flyleaf iii and lower section of flyleaf vi removed.

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