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Forestry.- Manwood (John) A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest, first published edition, title within woodcut ornamental border, black letter, lacking blank Z8, damp-staining throughout, neat ink ownership inscription to title, contemporary calf, rebacked, [Goldsmiths' 284; Kress 207; Schwerdt II, p.7; STC 17291], small 4to, Thomas Wright and Bonham Norton, 1598.

⁂ The author was a barrister of Lincoln's Inn and gamekeeper of Waltham Forest who, in 1592, issued privately a work entitled A Brefe Collection of the Lawes of the Forest... This was later revised, enlarged and published as the present work, and thereafter in many editions, remaining the standard work on forest law until at least the nineteenth century. It includes sections on hunting and hawking.

Provenance: Ex Libri Asini (ink inscription to title).

Rothamsted acquisition date 1916.

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Forestry.- Manwood (John) A Treatise and Discourse of

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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing