[LAW]. BRACTON, Henricus de (d.1268). De legibus et consuetudinibus, Angliae libri quinque. London, 1569.
Small folio (292 x 191 mm). Historiated initials. (Some light browning, a few minor stains, tiny marginal wormhole to a few leaves.) Contemporary blind-panelled English calf (old rebacking, endpapers renewed, some wear). Provenance: A. Hacket (early signature on title-page).
FIRST EDITION. Bracton "combined a systematic inquiry into the legal maxims of general validity with their practical application in the common-law courts. Thus he arrived at a formulation of principles which have determined the whole development of English law" (PMM 89). ESTC S122159.
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