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(LAW.) Care, Henry. English Liberties, or The Free-Born Subject's Inheritance. viii, 350,  pages. 4to, contemporary calf, moderate wear; moderate foxing; original owner's signatures on front board and flyleaf, with grandson's 1829 inscription on flyleaf. Providence, RI: John Carter, 1774
Second American edition, after the 1721 Boston edition. A pre-Revolution printing of the Magna Carta and other statutes, accompanied by related essays. A note on page viii explains that this edition was "principally designed for America"; it was likely intended to remind the colonists of their rights. The subscriber list includes numerous Rhode Islanders who played important roles in the Revolution, including both war-era governors. Alden, Rhode Island 532; Evans 13185; Sabin 10819. Provenance: subscriber Ephraim Willard (born 1743) of Rehoboth, MA and Warren, RI; his grandson Ephraim Willard Burr (1809-1894), who left Warren for San Francisco and served as the city's mayor in the 1850s.
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