First Edition, 4to, the first leaf is blank except for marginal rules and signature-mark "A", the last leaf is blank except for marginal rules, woodcut devices on title, faint library stamp of the Birmingham Law Society on title, , 118,  pp., contemporary calf, rebacked, spine lettered in gilt. "On the accession of James I, Egerton was reappointed lord keeper and advanced to the peerage on 21 July 1603 as Baron Ellesmere, of Ellesmere in Shropshire (where he was given a large estate), but at the king's behest relinquished the rolls in favour of the Scottish lawyer Edward Bruce. On 24 July Egerton was appointed lord chancellor, relinquishing his position as lord keeper. He presided over the chancery and Star Chamber for another fourteen years, and also conducted a number of state trials, notably those of Sir Walter Ralegh (1603), and the gunpowder plotters (1605)." - ODNB.****This speech took four hours to deliver and concerns the rights of Scots born after the accession of James 1, the case concerns 'Robert Calvine, sonne and heire apparant of James L. Calvine of Colcrosse in the realme of Scotland.' - (pp.4-5). STC, 7540. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The Speech of the Lord Chancellor of England...
Editorial: London Printed by Adam Islip for the Societie of Stationers
Año de publicación: 1609
Descripción London: Printed for the Societie of Stationers, 1609, 1609. STC 7540.5; ESTC S100270. 4to, modern full polished brown calf, dark brown morocco label, gilt decorations and lettering. A plea on behalf of the rights of Scots to own property and share the same citizenship rights as English. Lacking the first blank (A1). Binding rubbed; some foxing, smudges and minor stains, particularly to the first and final leaves; very good copy, with decent margins. First edition, second impression with the errata on the verso of the title-page. Nº de ref. del artículo: 27070