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A59093 The reverse or back-face of the English Janus to-wit, all that is met with in story concerning the common and statute-law of English Britanny, from the first memoirs of the two nations, to the decease of King Henry II. set down and tackt together succinctly by way of narrative : designed, devoted and dedicated to the most illustrious the Earl of Salisbury / written in Latin by John Selden ... ; and rendred into English by Redman Westcot, Gent.; Jani Anglorum facies altera. English Selden, John, 1584-1654.; Littleton, Adam, 1627-1694.; White, Robert, 1645-1703. 1682 (1682) Wing S2436; ESTC R14398 136,793 167

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