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Manwood, John, -1610.

A treatise and discourse of the lawes of the forrest : wherin is declared not onely those lawes, as they are now in force, but also the originall and beginning of forrestes : and what a forrest is in his owne proper nature, and wherein the same doth differ from a chase, a park, or a warren, with all such thinges as are incident or belonging thereunto, with their seuerall proper tearmes of art, as more at large doth appeare in the table in the beginning of this booke : also a treatise of the purallee, declaring what purallee is, how the same first began, what a purallee man may doe, how he may hunt and vse his owne purallee, how far he may pursue and follow after his chase, together with the lymits and boundes, aswell of the forrest, as the puralley / collected and gathered together, aswell out of the common lawes and statutes of this land, as also out of sundry learned auncient authors, and out of the Assises and Iters of Pickring and Lancaster, by Iohn Manwood.

Additional Title(s):

Treatise of the forrest lawes

Treatise of the lawes of the forest

At London : Printed by Thomas Wight and Bonham Norton, 1598.
Physical Description:
[8],167, [7] leaves ; 19 cm. (4to in 8's)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Sporting 1431
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Signatures: *-**4, A-D4, E-Z8 (last leaf blank), Aa4, Bb2.
Leaves 155-158 incorrectly numbered 162-165.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 17291
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 15
Includes index.
BAC: British Art Center copy: First edition. Quarto. White vellum; discolored ties on front and back covers, the title "Forrest Lawes" is lettered in brown ink on spine. This appears to be the binding of issue. Spine height: 7 1/2 inches. In brown morocco, and tan cloth slip-case; gold lettering on spine. Title-page. Spine height: 7 7/8 inches.
Subject Terms:
Forestry law and legislation -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Game laws -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Wight, Thomas, d. 1608?, printer.
Norton, Bonham, 1565-1635, printer.

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