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Book Number 1846 
Author John Selden; Nathaniel Bacon 
Title An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government of England from the First Times to the End of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. With a Vindication of the Antient Way of Parliaments in England. 
Date c. 1760. 
Publisher D. Browne and A. Millar 
Place of Publication London 
Edition Fifth edition 
Volume Information Two volumes in one. 
Cover Contemporary full calf, upper and lower boards with gilt floral centerpiece within two thin gilt lines, rebacked expertly preserving the original spine in six compartments of raised bands and a gilt diamond pattern, gilt morocco label on two, gilt text on six, gilt tooling along board edges, endpapers marbled. 
Size Large 4to 
Condition Occasional faint foxing, otherwise an excellent copy. 
Pagination P. title, blank, advertisement (2), half title, blank, advertisement iii-iv, contents v-vi, preface vii-viii, index xiii-xix, blank, 1-203; half-title, blank, preface iii-xii, 1-178, contents (2), index (5). 
Reference Graesse I:247. 
Translation Info  
Notes Nathaniel Bacon was the half brother of Sir Francis Bacon and the son of Nicholas Bacon. He was a member of the Suffolk committee for the defence against the Royalists, an M.P. for Cambridge University and Master of requests during Richard Cromwell's protectorate. The book, according to the Dictionary of National Biography, is a sort of constitutional history of England, showing much knowledge of the development of its institutions, civil and ecclesiastical, and pervaded by a strong spirit of hostility to the claims of the royal prerogative and hierarchical pretensions.  
Price (US$) 1500  
Short Description Book Social Sciences General; Book History English 
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