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A View of Ancient Laws Against Immorality and Profaneness; Under the following Heads; Lewdness; Profane… by  John (1677-1730) DISNEY - First Edition - from Adrian Harrington Rare Books (SKU: 57554)

A View of Ancient Laws Against Immorality and Profaneness; Under the following Heads; Lewdness; Profane Swearing, Cursing, and Blasphemy; Perjury; Prophanation of Days devoted to Religion; Contempt or Neglect of Divine Service; Drunkenness; Gaming; Idleness; Vagrancy, and Begging; Stage-Plays and Players; and Duelling. Collected from the Jewish, Roman, Greek, Gothic, Lombard, and other Laws, down to the middle of the Eleventh Century

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A View of Ancient Laws Against Immorality and Profaneness; Under the following Heads; Lewdness; Profane Swearing, Cursing, and Blasphemy; Perjury; Prophanation of Days devoted to Religion; Contempt or Neglect of Divine Service; Drunkenness; Gaming; Idleness; Vagrancy, and Begging; Stage-Plays and Players; and Duelling. Collected from the Jewish, Roman, Greek, Gothic, Lombard, and other Laws, down to the middle of the Eleventh Century

by DISNEY, John (1677-1730)

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Cambridge: Printed for Corn. Crownfield, 1729. [Law] FIRST EDITION. Folio (39 x 28cm), pp.[34] 351 [3]. Printed with very generous margins, and the original Latin or Greek of the Laws discussed on the right-hand side of the commentary. Recently re-bound in brown speckled half calf, with raised bands, gilt titles to spine, and marbled paper over boards. Some faint ink notes to title page, and a much clearer library code to lower margin, as well as an ink number to verso. Library stamps to p.43 and p.346. Paper repair to p.183/84, and some restoration to top edge of title page. Some light occasional spotting and marking to leaves, but generally extremely clean and fresh. Presented in an attractive new binding. Very good. Including a chronology of authors mentioned, as well as a glossary and index, this is a thorough and wide-ranging 'extended essay' on the Draconian laws promulgated by a selection of ancient and early mediaeval rulers to punish various manifestations of lax living and thinking. Dedicated to the Lord Chancellor, the author declares himself quite satisfied with the current state of such laws in Britain and Ireland. ESTC: T112762.

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Title
A View of Ancient Laws Against Immorality and Profaneness; Under the following Heads; Lewdness; Profane Swearing, Cursing, and Blasphemy; Perjury; Prophanation of Days devoted to Religion; Contempt or Neglect of Divine Service; Drunkenness; Gaming; Idleness; Vagrancy, and Begging; Stage-Plays and Players; and Duelling. Collected from the Jewish, Roman, Greek, Gothic, Lombard, and other Laws, down to the middle of the Eleventh Century
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DISNEY, John (1677-1730)
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Cambridge: Printed for Corn. Crownfield, 1729
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Adrian Harrington began trading in 1971, as part of Harrington Brothers in the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's fashionable King's Road. He moved to Kensington Church Street in 1997, and in 2014 Adrian relocated to the historic Hall's Bookshop in Royal Tunbridge Wells, occupying the first floor of this iconic building near The Pantiles area of the town. Hall's remains on the ground floor offering an exceptional range of quality used books.Adrian Harrington Rare Books deal in a wide selection of literature, modern first editions, leather bound library sets, children's and illustrated books, and fine and rare antiquarian and old books in all fields. We also offer a full and expert bookbinding and restoration service.Award-winning Ian Fleming Bibliographer Jon Gilbert curates our world-class stock of James Bond material, including first edition novels, film posters, original scripts and associated ephemera.We are always interested in buying quality books in our subject areas, from individual titles to complete collections.

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