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SAINT GERMAN (Christopher). The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinitie and a Student of Lawes of England... with New Additions.1598

London: Thomas Wight and Bonham Norton, 8vo, 176, [4] leaves, signatures: A-Y⁸ Z⁴, black letter, typographical ornament on title, shaved just touching two headlines, thin thread of worming to blank lower margin of 8 leaves, a few neat marginal notes in an early hand, bookplate to front paste-down, nineteenth century calf. "Christopher St. Germain's Doctor and Student first appeared in English in 1530. The work consists of two dialogues conducted between a doctor of divinity and a student of the common law. They discuss the place of equity and conscience in the law. St. Germain's work was published at a time at which chancery courts, which had previously been led by ecclesiastical chancellors, began to be controlled by common lawyers. Doctor and Student helped instruct common lawyers in the ways of their predecessors so that they could better understand the relationship between law and equity."—'Life and Law in Early Modern England,' an exhibition marking the Centenary of the Elizabethan Club. STC 21576; Beale T479.

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