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[SELDEN, John] BACON, Nathaniel [edit.[.
An Historicall Discourse of the Uniformity of the Government of England. The First Part. From the first Times till the Reigne of Edward the third.

TOGETHER WITH : The Continuation of an Historicall Discourse, of the Government of England, Untill the End of the Reigne of Queen Elizabeth. With a Preface, being a Vindication of the ancient way of Parliaments in England. By Nath: Bacon.

pp. (xvi), 323, (i) blank, (xi) Table, (i) blank [A1 is an engraved title]; (xxvii), (i) blank, 307, (i) blank, (viii) Table. Eighteenth century panelled calf newly rebacked, the engraved title by W[ILLIAM]. M[ARSHALL]. a little dusty at the margins and with the fore-edge margin slightly chipped, the second title with a few notes in ink and pencil indicating that the author was Selden, and few pencil notes elsewhere, a few leaves in the second part with an old and faint brown mark in the fore-margin and a few other leaves with a brown spot, but overall a very good copy.

*ESTC - R8530, this being the first, true, edition, distinguished by the 2-line imprint, the publisher's name, 'Mathew' with one 't', Editor's dedication signed: Nath. Bacon, additional title page (A1r), engraved, "Semper eadem or the uniforme government of England", signed: W.M. sculp:, i.e. William Marshall. A later reprint, 1672, but still dated 1647, may often be confused with this but has the imprint on one line only.

Printed for Mathew Walbancke at Grayes-Inne-Gate. London; Printed for Tho: Roycroft, for Matthew Walbanck,, andHenry Twyford, and are to be sold at Grais-Inne-Gate, and in Vine Court Middle Temple.

Date Published: 1647. First, true, edition; 1651. 4to.

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Price: 1,250.00