Les termes de la ley : or, certain difficult and obscure words and terms of the common laws and statutes of this realm now in use expounded and explained.
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Rastell, John, -1536
Originally composed in law-french, 1527, with a Latin title "Expositiones terminoru legum angloru ...." Published in 1567 in law-french and English with title "Exposicions of the termes of the lawes of England ...." Later law-french and English editions appeared under titles "An Exposition of certaine difficult and obscure words ...." and "Les termes de la ley ...."
The authorship and translation ascribed variously to John and William Rastell--Cf. Ames, Typographical Antiquities; Dict. Nat. Biog.; Marvin, Legal Bibliography; Brit. Mus. Catalogue. Newly corrected and enlarged, with an addition of above one hundred words. Frontispiece: Royal Arms. English and law-french in parallel columns. Follows imprint: Cum Gratia & Privilegio Regiæ Majestatis. Editor's preface is signed: T.B. [i.e. Thomas Blount?]
London : Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford, Assigns of Richard Atkins and Edward Atkins, Esquires And are to be sold by George Sawbridge, John Place, John Bellinger, William Place, Thomas Buffet, Robert Pawlet, Christopher Wilkinson, Thomas Dring, William Jacob, Allan Banks, Ch. Harper, John Amery, John Pool, John Leigh...
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Termes de la ley : or, certain difficult and obscure words and terms of the common and statute laws of this realm, now in use, expounded and explained. Corrected and enlarged, with the addition of many other words; particularly of those that have been lately introduced into the statute law of Great Britain, never printed in any other impression Rastell, John, -1536 (In the Savoy [London] : Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling (Assigns of Edward Sayer, Esq;) for R. Gosling at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, MDCCXXI , 1721)