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1 HUME, David (1711-76). The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688. Vols. 1-2.
London: J. M'Creery for Cadell and Davies, J. Johnson, et al., 1807. 1807 
Vols. 1-2 only [of a total 8]. 8vo. xxviii, 484; [viii], 511 pp. Vol. 1 water-stain to pastedowns affecting first and last few pages, Vol. 2 off-setting to end-leaves. Original tree calf, gilt-stamped black leather spine labels; heavily worn, covers reattached with kozo, Vol. 1 spine head blackened. Rubber stamps of W. J. Pickin-Whitemoor. As is. "Although David Hume…is now widely recognized as one of the great British philosophers, in his own day he had at least as much impact as a historian. His History of England appeared in four installments between 1754 and 1762. It was quickly established as a classic, overshadowing most other multi-volume histories of Great Britain that followed during the 18th and 19th centuries. The work far outlasted the expected lifespan of histories of this sort. Even after Hume's death, the History was revised and adapted by others, and by the end of the 19th century it went through over 100 editions and reprinting" (Fieser, p. xiii). Fieser, James. Early Responses to Hume's 'History of England. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005. "A new addition, with the Author's last Corrections and Improvements. To which is prefixed, a short Account of his Life, written by Himself." 
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2 NICOLSON, William (1655-1727). Leges Marchiarum, or Border-Laws: Containing Several Original Articles and Treaties, Made and Agreed upon by the Commissioners of the Respective Kings of England and Scotland ...
London: Tim. Goodwin, 1705. 1705 
8vo. [viii], lvi, 388, [4] pp. Front free endpapers loose. Original blind-stamped full calf, 5 raised bands, gilt-stamped spine; covers reattached with kozo strips, spine ends chipped. Library label to spine foot, Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. Good. FIRST EDITION if Nicholson's edition of the Laws of the Marches. "On 14th April, 1249, there met on the Marches certain representative sheriffs, with four-and-twenty knights of fame, from both sides of the Border. More successful in transacting business than some such previous meetings had been, this convention framed and adopted the great Border statue, the Leges Marchiarum, or 'Lawis of the Merchis.' Of these laws battle was no small part, for battle was the remedy for almost every Border wrong" (Neilson, p. 126). "The Bible of Border law, compiled by Bishop Nicolson of Carlisle in the early eighteenth century under the title "Leges Marchiarum," contains eight separate collections of laws, dating from 1249 to 1596; like any anthology of laws and human rights it is a grand vague statement of good intentions, but it is by no means complete" (Fraser, p. 149). REFERENCES: Fraser, George MacDonald, The Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers, New York: Skyhorse, 2008; Goldsmiths' 4131; Marvin, J G. Legal Bibliography, or a thesaurus of American, English, Irish and Scotch law books: together with some continental treatises. T & J W Johnson, 1847 (p. 539 1747 edition); W. R. and V. B. McLeod, Anglo-Scottish tracts, 1701-1714; a Descriptive Checklist, University of Kansas Libraries, 1979, #188; Neilson, George. Trial by Combat, London: Williams & Norgate, 1890; Sweet & W. Harold Maxwell's Legal Bibliography, V, pp. 83-84. FULL TITLE: Leges Marchiarum, or Border-Laws: Containing Several Original Articles and Treaties, Made and Agreed upon by the Commissioners of the Respective Kings of England and Scotland, for the bettter [sic] Preservation of Peace and Commerce upon the Marches of Both Kingdoms: From the Reign of Henry III. to the Union of the Two Crowns, in K. James I. First Edition. 
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3 WALKER, Emery. Historical Portraits: Richard II to Henry Wriothesley 1400-1600. The Lives by C.R.L. Fletcher. The Portraits Chosen by Emery Walker. With an Introduction on the History of Portraiture in England. [with: Historical Portraits 1600-1700…; Historical Portraits 1700-1800…; Historical Portraits 1800-1850].
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909-19. 1909 
4 volumes. FIRST EDITION. Tall 8vo. xxiii, 199; (328); xliii, 268; viii, 332 pp. Plates, index. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title. Bookplates of the Burndy Library. Very good. First Edition. 
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4 [Bodleian Library] English Rural Life in the Middle Ages.
Oxford: Bodleian Library, (1965). 1965 
Series: Bodleian Picture Book, No. 14. Thin 8vo. 10 pp. 22 plates. Printed color wrappers. Very good. 
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