1734 Institute of Laws of England Parliament LAW Crimes Henry VIII Thomas Wood
“The common Law is the absolute Perfection of Reason, for nothing that is contrary to Reason is consonant to the law”--Thomas Wood, “Institute of the Laws of England”
Thomas Wood was a British politician. A member of the British Whig Party, he was Member of Parliament for Middlesex from 1779 to 1780
“Institute of the laws of England”, was a source of knowledge for the common person of England. Thomas Wood felt it was of utmost importance for the Law to be known by all. It features Laws starting back as far as the reign of Henry VIII.
This folio is divided into four books. Each book contains laws on different subject matter. Contents include:
•Book I: Of Persons
•Book II: Of Estates
•Book III: Of Crimes and Misdemeanors; or of the Pleas of the Crown
•Book IV: Of the Courts of Justice; or Jurisdiction of the courts
Item number: #2325
An institute of the laws of England ; or, The laws of England in their natural order, according to common use. : Published for the direction of young beginners, or students in the law ; and of others that desire to have a general knowledge in our common and statute laws. In four books.
[London] In the Savoy : Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling (assigns of E. Sayer) for Bernard Lintot, and Richard Williamson ; And sold by Henry Lintot, 1734. Fifth edition.
•Collation complete with all pages: , [xi], 663, 
•Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – The Earl of Northesk
oFront & back boards detached but present
•Size: ~14in X 9.25in (35.5cm x 23.5cm)
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