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and Modus Tenendi Parliamenti. Charters of Boroughs, other Charters, Assizes, Statutes, Customials, Summonses to Councils, Writs for Parliament are among the documents printed. In the 9th edition the excerpts are made from the standard texts, the translations are corrected and the glossary enlarged. About 100 pages of authorities given in the earlier editions are omitted from the ninth and about 40 pages of new material added.

69. Tanner (J. R.) Tudor Constitutional Documents, 1485-1603. With an Historical Commentary. xxii + 636 pp. 8vo.


70. Taylor (H.) Origin and Growth of the English Constitu

tion. 2 parts, 8vo., Boston, 1889-98; 2 parts, xli + 588, xliv + 645 pp., 8vo., Boston, 1904; Boston.

1911 · A laborious and useful work by a disciple of the school of Freeman. inclining to over-estimate the value of the Auglo-Saxon contributions

to institutional origins." 71. The Fundamentall Lawes of this Kingdome. 4to. 1643 72. Touching the Fundamentall Lawes. 4to.

1643 73. Twysden (Sir R.) Certaine Considerations upon the

Government of England. Edited by J. M. Kemble. 4to. (Camden Society, vol. 45.)

1849 74. [Tyrrell (J.)] Bibliotheca Politica: or Enquiry into the

ancient Constitution of the English Government. In thirteen dialogues, 7 + (9) + 968 + (37) pp., 12mo.,

Dialogue fourteenth, (10) + 84 pp., 12mo., 1702. In fourteen dialogues, XV + 739 + (22) pp., fol. 1718

" A mine of constitutional learning." 75. [Walker (C.)] Compleat History of Independency. 3

parts in 1 vol. (6) + 174 + (2) + 18, (8) + 256, (2) + 71 pp. 4to.

1618-51 1. Relations and Observations, historical and politick, upon the Parliament begun 1610, divided into 11 books : The Mystery of the two Juntoes, Presbyterian and Independent; The History of Independency, etc.. with appendix. (By Theodorus Verax.) 1648.

2. Anarchia Anglicana, or, History of Independence. A continuation by T. Verax. 1749.

3. High Court of Justice; or, Cromwell's New Slaughter House in

England. 1651. 76. White (A. B.) The Making of the English Constitution (449-1485). 8vo.

1908 77. Wynne (E.) Eunomus: or Dialogues concerning the Law

and Constitution of England. 4 vols., 8vo., 1767; 2nd edit., 1774, reprinted in 1785; 3rd edit., 1 vol., Dublin, 1791 ; 3rd edit., 2 vols., 8vo., 1809; 5th edit., 2 vols. in 1, 16mo.

1822 This work treats incidentally of the character and authority of the several law writers, and more professedly on the origin and progress of the most important subjects and branches of the law, and their connexion with the history and constitution of England."—Harg. Co. Litt. 155 b.


Allen (J.) Inquiry into the Rise and Growth of the Royal

Prerogative in England. 8vo., 1830; new edit., (with) the life and character of King Eadwig, xciv + (1) + 268 pp., 8vo.

1849 * This is bevond all comparison the most important book upon constitutional antiquities and law that has appeared for many years. Indeed it claims a very distinguished place among the great works upon those subjects which are familiar to the lawyer and the historian.' Edinburgh Review. Oct., 1830.


2. Argumentum Antinormanicum; or, an argument, proving

from ancient histories and records that William duke of Normandy made no absolute conquest of England by the sword, in the sense of our modern writers. 8vo.

1682 This is thought by Dr. Brady to be written by Mr. Atwood. (See Nicholson's Eng. Hist. Lib.), but is by other authors attributed to Mr. Cooke. (See Tyrrell Bibl. Pol. and Gregor's Notes on Fortescue de laud. Leg. Ang.) An answer to this also appeared by the principal champion in the dispute, Dr. Robert Brady, who collected all he had written on the occasion in the “ Introduction, etc."

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3. Atwood (W.) Superiority and direct dominion of the

Imperial Crown of England over the Crown and Kingdom of Scotland. In answer to Sir T. Craig's treatises of homage and succession. 8vo.


4. Bagshaw (E.) Rights of the Crown of England as it is

established by Law. (14) + 126 pp. 16mo. 1660

[Bedford (H)] Hereditary Right of the Crown of England

asserted, the History of the Succession since the Conquest clear'd, and the true English Constitution vindicated from the misrepresentations of Dr. Higden's View and Defence; by a Gentleman. (8) + 274 + lxiii pp. Fol.

1713 Attributed to George Harbin.

6. [Bedford (H.)] Abridgment of the History of Hereditary

Right [with] remarks on the treasonable part of the book, for which [he] was tryed and found guilty. 280 pp. 4to.

1714 7. Breefe Discourse of Royall Monarchie. 4to. Vautrollier.

1581 8. Brydall (J.) Jus Sigilli: or, Law of England touching His

Majestie's four principal Seales, viz. the Great Seale, the Privie Seale, the Exchequer Seale, and the Signet, also of those grand officers to whose custody these seales

are committed. (3) + 129 + (6) pp. 24mo. 1673 9. Craig (Sir 'T.) Right of Succession to the Kingdom of

England ; against the sophisms of Parsons the Jesuite, who assum'd the counterfeit name of Doleman. Written in Latin, now translated. (34) + 431 + (17) pp. Fol.

1703 Answered in Atwood, William. Superiority and direct dominion of

the Imperial Crown of England, etc., 1704. 10. Davies (Sir J.) Complete Works; edited by A. B. Grosart.

Vols. 2, 3, Pt. 1. 396 + (2), (2) + 116 pp. 12mo.

2. Discoverie of the true causes why Ireland was never entirely
subdued, etc.--A New Post with soveraigne salve to cure the world's
madnes—Discourse of Law and Lawyers with appendix of cases*--
Declaration of the King concerning the title of his son to the Duchy of
3. 1. Question concerning Impositions.

* [A few cases only selected from his Reports.] Discourse of Monarchy, more particularly of the Imperial

Crowns of England, Scotland, and Ireland, according to the Ancient, Common, and Statute Laws of the same, with a close from the whole as it relates to the succession of James Duke of York; [by John Wilson) (16) + 272 pp. 4to.

1684 12. Filmer (Sir R.) Observations concerning the original and

various forms of Government; with the Power of Kings. (14) + 346 [364) pp. 12mo. .

1696 13.

Patriarcha: or Natural Power of Kings. (14) + 12mo.

1680 (Also in Freeholders Grand Inquest.) 14. Fortescue (Sir John) Difference between an absolute and

limited monarchy, as it more particularly regards the English constitution; to which is prefixed a learned

141 pp.

preface concerning the laws of England, with remarks, and an index, by Fortescue Aland. 8vo., 1714; 8vo.

1719 15. Fortescue (Sir J.) Governance of England. Revised text, edited, with notes, by C. Plummer.

xxiii + 387 pp. 8vo. Oxford.

1885 Written between 1471 and 1476, it is the earliest English treatise on constitutional history.

“ There is much' in common between the Monarchia and the De Laudibus. Both contain a discussion of the differences between an absolute and a limited monarchy. Both contrast the state of France and England in order to show the goodness of English institutions. But whereas the object of the De Laudibus is to instruct in English law, the object of the Monarchia is to probe the causes of that want of governance which had led to the Wars of the Roses."-Holdsworth, H. E. L. ii. 481.

16. Fuller (W.) Ephemeris Parliamentaria; the Sovereign's Prerogative and Subjects' Privileges; in

several Speeches between K. Charles I. and the most eminent Persons of both Houses of Parliament. Fol. 1654; 1663 ;

1681 17. Hayward (Sir J.) Right of Succession asserted against the

false reasonings and seditious insinuations of R. Dolman alias Parsons and others. Reprinted. (6) + 175 pp. 12mo.

1683 First published in 1603 under the title Answer to the first part of a Certaine Conference concerning Succession published under the name of R. Dolman.

18. Lex, Rex; the Law and the Prince. A dispute for the just

Prerogative of King and People, in which a full answer is given to a seditious pamphlet intituled, Sacro-Sancta Regum Majestas; or, Sacred and Royall Prerogative of Christian Kings, under the name of J. A., but penned by Jo. Maxwell. In xliv questions. [By S. Rutherford.) ] (40) + 467 pp. 4to.


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19. Lucas (W. W.) The Corporate Nature of English Sovereignty. xvi + 91 pp. 8vo.

1911 A learned piece of historical investigation leading to the conclusion that the corporate character has been an element of the institution since its first' Teutonic origin 2,000 years ago.

20. MacKenzie (Sir G.) Jus Regium; or the just and solid

Foundations of Monarchy in general, and more especially of the Monarchy in Scotland, maintained against Buchanan, Napthali, Dilman, Milton, etc. 8vo. 1684 21. Merbury (C.) Briefe discourse of royall monarchie, as of

the best commonweale: wherein the subject may beholde the sacred majestie of the prince's most royall estate. 4to. T. l'autrollier.


22. No Parliament without a King: or, The Soveraigns Person

is required in the great Councels or Assemblies of the State, as well at the Consultations as at the Conclusions. 4to. Oxford.


23. Prynne (W.) Aurum Regina; or, Compendious Tractate,

and Chronological Collection of Records in the Tower
and Court of Exchequer concerning Queen-Gold. (6)
138 + (1) pp., 8vo., 1668; Additional Appendix, (4) +
43 pp., 8vo.

1668 24.

Opening of the great seale of England; containing certain brief historical and legal observations, touching the original, antiquity, progress, use, necessity of the great seal of the kings and kingdoms of England, in respect of charters, patents, writs, commissions, and other process; together with the kings, kingdoms, parliaments, several interests in and power over the same, and over the lord chancellor, and the lords, and keepers of it, both in regard of its new making, custody, administration, for the better administration, for the better execution of public, the republic's necessary safety, and utility. 4to.


25. [Sadler (J.)] Rights of the Kingdom ; or, Customs of our

Ancestours Touching the duty, power, election, or suecession of our kings and Parliaments, freely discussed through the British, Saxon, Norman Laws and Histories. (8) + 184 (264) pp., 8vo., 1649; (8) + 319 (315] pp., 8vo.

1682 Answered by Sir Roger L'Estrange in A Word concerning Libels and Libellers.

Recommended by Mr. Locke (Remains. 1720, p. 238) as a treatise in which is to be found the ancient constitution of the government of England. It is also quoted in Ler Parliamentaria.

26. Staunford (Sir W.) Exposition of the Kinges Prerogative

collected out of the great Abridgement of Fitzherbert, and other olde writers of the lawes of England; [with] the Proces to the same Prerogative appertayning. 4to. Tottell, 1.567; 1568; 1573; 1577; 1568-77; 1590; 1607.

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