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The history of gavel-kind, with the etymology thereof; containing also an assertion that our English laws are for the most part those that were used by the antient Brytains, notwithstanding the several conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes, and Normans; with some observations and remarks upon many especial occurrences of British and English history. By Silas Taylor gent. To which is added a short history of William the Conquerour, written in Latin by an anonymus author, in the time of Henry the First.

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    SR - 94/

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    [26], 210, [2] p., [1] leaf of plates : genealogical table ; 4°.

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General note: "Brevis relatio de Willelmo, nobilissimo comite Normanorum" has separate dated title page, with imprint "typis Guil. Wilson pro Johanne Starkey", on leaf 2B1r. Genealogical table numbered 211. With final advertisement leaf. Signatures: A4 a-b4 c1 B-Z4 2A2 2B-2E4; Lacks 2E4 (advertisement leaf); occasional MS. ink note UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), T553 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1983. 1 microfilm reel ; 35mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700 1451:3). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink signature (C.19th) on t.p.: "W.H. Bayley"; From the library of Revd. Sidney Beisly (d. 1876);Beisly bequest, 1896; UK-SuSCL