Selden, John.


By the late Famous and Learned Antiquary ... London, Printed by E. Tyler and R. Holt ... 1672.
3rd Ed. carefully Corrected. With Additions and Amendments by the Author. Folio. [xxxiv] + 756pp. Copper engraved port frontis., 6 textual copper ports., numerous ills., dec. head pieces and initial letters. With early name plate of Samuel Parr, rebound in modern calf, gilt rule edged raised bands with original sl. chipped gilt lettered title label to spine. ESTC R221821. ‘Frontis. portrait (pi1v) of the author signed: R: White sculpsit. With 2 final advertisement leaves. [not present in our copy] Signatures: pi˛ a4 b-c6 A-5C4. Advertisement leaves from Ob. Signatures from DFo. Wing (2nd ed., 1994), S2440B.’ The above work ‘displayed a mature and almost unparalleled grasp of continental evidence and scholarship (including works on provincial as well as national history), and an acquaintance with English evidence (including manuscripts); it also reflected on the nature of law itself.’ ODNB.
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