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Selden, John 1584-1654

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De laudibus legum anglie by John Fortescue( )

64 editions published between 1616 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1671 and 1983 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table talk of John Selden by John Selden( Book )

55 editions published between 1818 and 2017 in English and held by 695 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'
Titles of honor by John Selden( Book )

63 editions published between 1614 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the dominion; or, Ownership of the sea by John Selden( Book )

23 editions published between 1652 and 2016 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mare Clausum (Dominion of the Sea) is the most famous British reply to the argument of Grotius's Mare Liberum, which denied the validity of England's claim to the high seas south and east of England. Selden [1584-1654], argued that England's jurisdiction extends, in fact, to all waters surrounding the isles. His use of common-law principles to rebut Grotius's philosophical argument is quite impressive. Holdsworth notes that his case was enriched by "a vast historical knowledge," replete with references to the customs of peoples from the times of the Greeks to his time.": Holdsworth, A History of English Law V: 10-11
Ioannis Seldeni Ad Fletam dissertatio by John Selden( Book )

21 editions published between 1925 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ioannis Seldeni De synedriis & præfecturis iuridicis veterum Ebræorum by John Selden( )

23 editions published between 1650 and 1968 in Latin and English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracts by John Selden( )

16 editions published between 1671 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( )

40 editions published between 1689 and 1847 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1676 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 445 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( )

17 editions published in 1642 in 3 languages and held by 428 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
Titles of honor by Iohn Selden by John Selden( )

21 editions published between 1614 and 1631 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English belles-lettres from A.D. 901 to 1834 ... by N. I︠A︡ Danilevskiĭ( Book )

5 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The duello or single combat : from antiquitie deriued into this kingdome of England, with seuerall kindes, and ceremonious formes thereof from good authority described by John Selden( )

29 editions published between 1610 and 2018 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A briefe discourse concerning the power of the Peeres and Commons of Parliament in point of judicature by John Selden( )

20 editions published between 1640 and 1983 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Seldenius, Joannes

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Seldius, Joannes.

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Seldt, Johannes.

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Shelden, John.

Shelden, John 1584-1654

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جون سلدن


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