FIRST EDITION, folio, pp. [xvi], xxiv, 434, . Contemporary Cambridge-style panelled calf, red morocco label to spine. Some light spotting and browning. Joints skilfully repaired, corners and edges also neatly restored in places, old scratches to boards. Armorial bookplate of Hare of Docking, Esqr. to front pastedown.
The regular paper issue (one of 500 copies, according to the Bowyer Ledgers) of this edition of Anglo-Saxon laws, improving upon Wheelocke's 1644 edition. It incorporates the first printing of a work left by Henry Spelman, the Codex Legum Veterum.