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by Sir Henry Finch

Prest's careful comparison of this law-French edition with the posthumously-published Law, or a Discourse Thereof (1627) and surviving manuscripts established that this 1613 text postdated all the English versions and represents the final stage of Finch's efforts to formulate a comprehensive view of the common law.[1]

Bibliographic Information

Author: Sir Henry Finch

Title: Nomotexnia: Cestascavoir, Vn Description del Common Leys Dangleterre Solonque les Rules Del Art: Parallelees ove les Prerogatives le Roy. Ovesque Auxy le Substance & Effect de les Estatutes (Disposes en Lour Proper Lieux) per le Quels le Common Ley est Abridge, Enlarge, ou Ascunment Alter, del Commencement de Magna Charta fait 9. H.3. Tanque a Cest Jour

Published: London: Printed for the Societie of Stationers, 1613.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in early calf, boards embossed with arabesqes. Rebacked and recornered in sheep, with remnants of the earlier back laid down. Purchased from Nostre Livers.


  1. ODNB, Wilfrid Prest, "Finch, Sir Henry (c.1558-1625)"; STC 10870; ESTC S121340.