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Volume containing three treatises on forest laws

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MS. Eng. hist. d. 242
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Volume containing three treatises on forest laws:

  1. Fols. 1-2. 'Foresta' by Sir James Lee, in the hand of Maurice Johnson, apparently copied from the text in Thomas Hearne, A collection of curious discourses (Oxford, 1720), 193-7
  2. Fols. viii, 3-70. a treatise in four sections, c.1600, of which there are late 17th-cent. copies in MS. Bodley 872 (SC 27652), where it is entitled 'A lecture of forests' and ascribed to 'C. P.', and in MS. Willis 57 (SC 16351)
  3. Fols. 71-138. 'An epytome of the forrest lawe', with a glossary of forestry terms, by John Trussell, with (fol. 71) dedication to Sir John Finch and Sir John Trevar, judges of the Western Circuit, 1639, and a request for a licence to print the work. At fol. ii is a list of contents in the hand of Maurice Johnson.


  • Creation: c. 1600-1720.


144 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. d. 242, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. hist. d. 242

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8868


Volume containing three treatises on forest laws, c. 1600-1720.

Biographical / Historical

Maurice Johnson, 1688-1755, was an English antiquary and barrister.

Custodial History

Bookplate of Maurice Johnson, 1735; lettered on the spine 'MSS. No.8 and 9 MLI0'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Blackwell's, 1959.

Physical Facet

18th-cent. blind-tooled calf

Volume containing three treatises on forest laws
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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