SAINT GERMAN, Christopher. The Dialoges in English. [London: Richard Tottell, 1580].
Small 8vo (140 x 98 mm). Title printed within woodcut border, woodcut initials. (Leaves browned, last few leaves with upper margin and corner repairs, title-page laid down, last leaf mounted on a stub, a few leaves with inkburn, a few stains.) Modern calf antique. Saint German's first treatise, commonly called "Doctor and Student," was "surely the most remarkable book relating to English law published in the Tudor period, and quite unlike any book to have come from teh pen of an English lawyer before" (DNB). The first edition was published in 1528, with many subsequent editions. Saint German's Second Dialogue was published in 1530. Beale T478; ESTC S116367.
Estimate $ 1,000-1,500
Provenance: Thomas Dyke(?) (early signature and annotations on title-page).