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  • 1856 Genealogical Charts from Commentaries on the Laws of England

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    This item consists of two 1856 Genealogical Charts from Commentaries on the Laws of England with an analysis of the work by Sir William Blackstone, Knt., published by J.B. Lippincott & Co. of Philadelphia.  The chart for page 203 is a single page Table of Consanguinity with names in Latin in the circles along the left hand side (e.g. Atavus, Propositus, and Abnepos).  These terms are still used in genealogy and refer to "an ancestor or ancestral type from which a character is assumed to be inherited).  The circles on the right in descending rows contain two numbers: one in Roman numerals and one in natural numbers.  This chart measures 8.75" high by 5.625" wide.  The second chart for page 241 shows a three page Table of Descents for both paternal and maternal lines, leading to a John Stiles "the person last seised."  The names are contained within squares, circles or octagons, linked by bowed cords.  This chart originally measured 8.75" high by 13.75" wide, but the left panel has separated along the fold lines from the other pages.  These original charts are printed on medium weight off-white paper with a high rag content (a paper typically found in mid-19th century books).  Given their age, these 1856 Genealogical Charts from Commentaries on the Laws of England are in good condition.  There are tears and small tucks along the fold lines.   The paper has discolored over time with minor browning along the outside edges.  Ideal for collage or other art projects.