Three Treatises of the Second Part of Symbolaeographie: First of Compromises and Arbiterments, 2. Of fines, concordes and common recoueries, 3. Of offences and indictments

WEST, William (fl. 1568-1594)

Published by Charles Yetsweirt Esq., London, 1594
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 1
From Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A. (New York, NY, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 5,800.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Returns Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: Three Treatises of the Second Part of ...

Publisher: Charles Yetsweirt Esq., London

Publication Date: 1594

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Description:

4to (190 x 145mm). [532]pp. Signatures: [pi](1), A(8), B(6), B(4), C-Q(8), R(4), A(4), B-Q(8), R(6). Dedication to Sir Edward Coke, dated 2 May 1594. Title within typographical border, black and roman letter. Contemporary English calf ruled in gilt with gilt monogram device of "WD," beneath Tudor rose surmounted by baronetís crown. This copy also retaining the bookplate of the Board of Law Library Trustees in Los Angeles, California on front pastedown, partly covering old ownership signature; (light marginal browning and slight wear to preliminary and end leaves; lacquer of binding wearing off in some spots but an excellent original English calf). William West, "of the Inner Temple," was an Elizabethan legal writer and barrister and widely recognized as the most authoritative writer on contracts. This is the first issue of the second part of Westís Symbolaeographie, a formbook, which combined Chancery equity pleadings in English and various indictments in Latin. As the first part was published in 1590, West wrote this continuation in sixteenth-century Latin and Norman French, the latter was the official language of written law. Notably, West also uses the English of his time interspersed with the Latin to ensure for greatest comprehension; it was rendered more suitable for practical lawyers. New editions were issued in 1611, 1618, and 1627. The first part of the Symbolaeographie dealt chiefly with covenants, contracts, and wills, and the second part, as here, included a new treatise on equity appended. Westís theoretical ideals helped shape the landscape of law and law publishing in sixteenth century England; mainly recording it so it would be malleable enough to ensure justice. Westís Symbolaeographie treatises have been noted for their arcane references to witchcraft and maleficent women, who "shake the air with lightning and thunder" and cause "hail and tempests." The printer and Elizabeth Iís personal "secretary for the French tongue," Charles Yetsweirt, had a patent for printing all books concerning law. Charles Yetsweirt died the same year this Symbolaeographie was produced on "Fleet-street, near the Middle Temple gate" and his widow, Jane, continued his business this same year. This copy was possibly bound for the First Baron De la Warr (or De la Ware), also named William West, who bore the badge of the Tudor rose. No other record can confirm this sure ownership identity, but clues point to the West-De la Warr (the "WD") family. This William West was born around 1520 and died in 1595, just a year before this second edition was published. In the Complete Peerage notes there is a good chronicle of him refusing to answer to William West, Esquire, and demanding to be recognized as Lord De la Ware, thereby deserving the right of trial by his peers. We know thenceforth he was known as West-De la Warr, a baron in his own right, and was emblazoned with the Tudor rose. No other Tudor baron quite fits this likely association. Nevertheless, this copy of this important Elizabethan legal work is enhanced with its characteristic English Tudor rose binding. William West, "of the Inner Temple," was an Elizabethan legal writer and barrister and widely recognized as the most authoritative writer on contracts. This is the first issue of the second part of Westís Symbolaeographie, a formbook, which combined Chancery equity pleadings in English and various indictments in Latin. As the first part was published in 1590, West wrote this continuation in sixteenth-century Latin and Norman French, the latter was the official language of written law. Notably, West also uses the English of his time interspersed with the Latin to ensure for greatest comprehension; it was rendered more suitable for practical lawyers. New editions were issued in 1611, 1618, and 1627. The first part of the Symbolaeographie dealt chiefly with covenants, contracts, and wills, and the second part, as here, included a new treatise on equity appended. Westís theoretical ide. Bookseller Inventory # SAV141

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.
Address: New York, NY, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: July 15, 2002
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

Please reserve books by email or by phone. All items subject to prior
sale. NYS residents must include 8.875% sales tax. We accept checks,
money orders, online payment through paypal. Full refund within 15 days
provided book is returned in same condition as sent.



Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.