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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.

Dates

  • c. 1600-1720.

Extent

144 Leaves

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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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. hist. d. 242

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8868

Overview

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
Title
Volume containing three treatises on forest laws
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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