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Selden, John 1584-1654

Works: 1,147 works in 3,612 publications in 5 languages and 31,563 library holdings
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Table talk of John Selden by John Selden( Book )

80 editions published between 1818 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lawyer, politician and antiquarian John Selden (1584-1654) made his name as an expert on the ancient laws of England, though he was equally at home with classical and Judaic studies: Grotius described him as 'the glory of the English nation', and his advice was sought on all manner of legal and moral problems from tithes to cross-dressing. This collection of his remarks on many topics was compiled by his amanuensis Richard Milward and first published in 1689. Reissued here is a version annotated and with a biographical preface by the literary scholar Samuel Weller Singer (1783-1858) and published in 1847. The topics of Selden's discourse are arranged alphabetically, from 'abbies' to 'zelots', via Christmas, juggling, marriage, and witches. As Singer says of the book, 'it is impossible to open it without finding some important fact or discussion, something practically useful and applicable to the business of life'
Of the dominion; or, Ownership of the sea by John Selden( Book )

52 editions published between 1652 and 2016 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefe discovrse by John Selden( Book )

47 editions published between 1640 and 1984 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the essay "A Briefe Discourse Concerning the Powers of the Peeres and Comons of Parliament, in point of Judicature" by the English historian John Selden (1584-1654). Discusses the history of the structure of the English Government
Titles of honor by John Selden( Book )

62 editions published between 1614 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief discourse touching the office of Lord Chancellor of England by John Selden( Book )

35 editions published between 1671 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De laudibus legum anglie by John Fortescue( Book )

49 editions published between 1616 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historie of tithes : that is, the practice of payment of them, the positiue laws made for them, the opinions touching the right of them : a review of it is also annext, which both confirmes it and directs in the vse of it by John Selden( Book )

49 editions published between 1618 and 1969 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dedication (aÛb2Ûsr) heading: To the most honord [sic] / Sr Robert Cotton / of Connington. / Knight and Baronet; third line from bottom has "not be thrust". Pages 81 and 249 numbered 18 and 149 respectively. Contains marginal notes. Imperfect: stained. Signatures: aÛp4Ûs, A-3KÛp4Ûs, a-fÛp4Ûs. Identified as STC 22172 at reel 1034:9. Reproduction of original in: Cambridge University Library and Harvard University. Library. (marc) AUB3244. (stc) STC (2nd ed.) 22172.3. (vid) 17576. (DLPS) A68720.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Tithes -- Great Britain
English belles-lettres from A.D. 901 to 1834 ... by Alfred( Book )

6 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table-talk. 1689 by John Selden( Book )

30 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ioannis Seldeni Ad Fletam dissertatio by John Selden( Book )

24 editions published between 1925 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historiæ anglicanæ scriptores X ... : ex vetustis manuscriptis nunc primùm in lucem editi : adjectis variis lectionibus, glossario, indicéque copioso by Roger Twysden( Book )

25 editions published between 1652 and 1961 in Latin and English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marmora Oxoniensia ex Arundellianis, Seldenianis, aliisque conflata by Humphrey Prideaux( Book )

28 editions published between 1676 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eutychii Agyptii, patriarchae orthodoxorum Alexandrini : scriptoris ut in oriente admodum vetusti ac illustris, ita in occidente tum paucissimis bisi tum perraro auditi Ecclesiae suae origines by Eutychius( Book )

16 editions published in 1642 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scriptoris, ut in Oriente admodùm Vetusti ac ac Illustris, ita in Occidente tum paucissimis Visi tum perrarò Auditi, Ecclesiæ Suæ Origines. Ex ejusdem Arabico nunc primùm typis edidit ac Versione & Commentario auxit Ioannes Seldenus
Table-talk: : being the discourses of John Selden, Esq; or his sense of various matters of weight and high consequence; relating especially to religion and state by John Selden( Book )

34 editions published between 1696 and 1847 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seldeniana : or, the table talk of John Selden, Esq: being his sense of various matters ... relating especially to religion and state by John Selden( Book )

26 editions published between 1789 and 1798 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Of the dominion; or, Ownership of the sea
Alternative Names
Erudito anticuario 1584-1654

John Selden britisk politiker

John Selden brittisk politiker

John Selden englischer Jurist, Religionswissenschaftler und Gelehrter

John Selden giurista e politico inglese

John Selden politicus uit Engeland (1584-1654)

Learned antiquerie.

Learned antiquerie 1584-1654

learned antiquerie, A 1584-1654

Saierdeng, 1584-1654

Seld, Johannes.

Seld, Johannes 1584-1654

Selden 1584-1654 Mr

Selden, Ioannes

Selden, Ioannes 1584-1654

Selden, Jan.

Selden, Jean

Selden Jean 1584-1654

Selden, Joa 1584-1654

Selden, Joannes

Selden Joannes 1584-1654

Selden, Johann 1584-1654

Selden, Johannes 1584-1654

Selden, John

Selden (John), Mr, 1584-1654

Selden, Juan 1584-1654

Selden, Mr., 1584-1654

Selden, Mr. (John), 1584-1654

Seldenius, Joannes

Seldenus 1584-1654

Seldenus, Ioannes.

Seldenus, Ioannes 1584-1654

Seldenus Joannes

Seldenus, Joannes 1584-1654

Seldenus, Johannes.

Seldenus, Johannes 1584-1654

Seldius, Joannes.

Seldius, Joannes 1584-1654

Seldt, Johannes.

Seldt, Johannes 1584-1654

Shelden, John.

Shelden, John 1584-1654

Селден, Джон

ג'ון סלדן

جون سلدن


塞尔登, 1584-1654


Titles of honorJohn Selden : measures of the Holy Commonwealth in seventeenth-century EnglandMemoirs of John Selden : and notices of the political contest during his timeJohn Selden : a life in scholarship