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First page of text of the first printed edition of Bracton's De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae, published in London by Richard Tottel in 1569 (Beale T 323).
editor, who signs himself "T. N.," claims to have compared twelve
manuscripts when he prepared this printed edition. His collation, however,
was not done critically. Rather than attempting to establish a text as
close as possible to the original, "T. N." was more concerned
with publishing everything and anything which might have any claims of
having been written by Bracton.
Note: The quality of the text as pictured above is the result of bleed-through from the reverse side of the page.
Page last reviewed April 2003.
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