Observations On The State Of Historical Literature; And On The Society Of Antiquaries, And Other…

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bySir Nicholas Harris Nicolas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 Excerpt: ...the reigns of the Plantagenets and Tudors, abound in Historical, Biographical, and Antiquarian, if not Legal information, as well as with notices of the descent of lands; and one volume would have comprised nearly, if not the whole of the Private Acts down to the accession of the House of Stuart. This defect may, however, be easily supplied, without affecting the value of the new edition, to which it would form a valuable supplement, but that edition requires at least half the statutes to render it complete! It is by no means certain that the Indexes to the Statutes are as good as they ought to have been, both in relation to their importance and to the heavy sum of £4,757, which they have cost; and the omission of an index to the names of all the persons and lands mentioned in the Public Acts is very much to be regretted. The Parliamentary Writs, And Writs Of Military Summons.--In commenting on this work two things are conceded; that it is desirable that all Parliamentary Records should be printed; and that the Editor of the present edition has executed the volumes which have appeared, in a satisfactory and able manner: hence the objections to which it is open, so far as the execution of the work is concerned, are not, with one exception, to be attributed to the individual by whose labours it has been produced. With one error the Editor must nevertheless be charged, that of not commencing the Series of Writs with the earliest upon Record, instead of arbitrarily fixing upon the reign of Edward the First. The fact need not be pressed, that the obscurity of our History is greater before, than after the accession of that monarch, and that it was absurd to pass over the earlier instruments, because the Editor, it is now said, intends to print them hereafter...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 Excerpt: ...the reigns of the Plantagenets and Tudors, abound in Historical, Biographical, and Antiquarian, if not Legal information, as wel...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217521436

ISBN - 13:9780217521437

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