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RASTELL, WILLIAM. A Collection in English, of the Statutes now in force, continued from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9. yere of the Raigne of King H. 3. untill the end of the Parliament holden in the 7. yere of the Raigne of . . . King James.  (of ), 486,  leaves, including final blank; lacks initial blank. Mostly printed in black letter. Folio, 325x215 mm, contemporary calf, spine ends slightly chipped, diagonal crack and small hole in spine, cover corners worn through; occasional light dampstaining in blank upper and lower margins, title and next leaf frayed along top and fore edges, early inscription inked out on title, clean tear in 3F1 and 3S3, heavy soiling on verso of 3H6, insignificant wormtrail through blank lower margin of several leaves toward end. London: Printed for the Societie of Stationers, 1621...
Compilation of laws then current, abridged and alphabetically organized by topic with tables, first published in 1557. STC 9327.