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SHARROCK, Robert. Judicia, (seu legum cenurae) de Variis Incontinentiae Speciebus, Adulterio seil. Polygamia & Concubinatu. Fornicatione. Stupro. Raptu. Peccatis contra Naturam. Incestu & gradibus prohibitis...

Oxoniae [i.e. Oxford]. Excudebat H. Hall Academiae Typographus Impensis Thom. Robinson, 1662. First edition.
8vo. [16], 112pp. Finely bound in later richly gilt-tooled crushed red morocco, gilt supra-libros to both boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Very slight marking to extremities. Blue endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to verso of front blank fly-leaf.
The first edition of Church of England clergyman and natural historian Robert Sharrock's (1630-1684) work defining the penalties for adultery, polygamy, fornication, rape, sins against nature, and incest. The heraldic achievement stamped to both boards comprises an escutcheon displaying two stars flanking a cross above a peacock in pride, the whole surmounted by a Baronial coronet reminiscent of those found on devices typical of the Ancien Regime. The arms are those of French politician Guillaume Pavee de Vendeuvre (1779-1780), auditor of the Conseil d'Etat under Bonaparte, then maitre des requetes during the Restoration.
ESTC R33875, Wing S3013.
£ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref: 19051