ENGLAND. Magna Charta, Cum Statutis, Tum, antiquis, tum recentibus,.... (1602)


London: Thomas Wight, 1602.
Small 8vo., (vi)258pp., black letter, with the original blank endleaves. Bound in full contemporary full paneled calf over cords, gilt leather spine label chipped, head and foot of spine worn with some loss, front hinge cracked but cover attached by cords, internally clean and bright. STC 9283
First printed by Pynson in 1508. In 1553 Tottel was granted an exclusive patent to print all "duly authorized books on the common law", and during the next 40 years he became the foremost British legal publisher. His last edition of "Magna Charta" appeared in 1587. This is the first 17th century edition, and the first by a printer other than Tottel for nearly half a century. Only 3 copies of this printing have appeared at auction in the last 35 years.