Legum Decus Patriae Que Is Erat. Legis Series. Inutilis & sine fructu Labor, non est Legis, effectus [Latin inscription at bottom reads; 'Non-useful Labour carried out fruitlessly is not Lawful'].
Engraving. Sheet 255 x 365mm. Trimmed to plate. Some foxing spots and surface smudges. Three grease spots lower left corner.
Robert Price [1653 - 1733], MP and Judge. Engraved by George Vertue [1683 - 1756]. Copy from portrait when Price was baron of the Exchequer, engraved and published by Vertue after a painting by Kneller c.1702. He is placed above a symbolic 'Law Tree' flanked by allegorical figures representing justice and law on pedestals. Philip Overton [c.1680 - 1745] was the last of the great Overton dynasty of printsellers and publishers in the eighteenth century. 'ID' collectors' mark in ink on verso.
[Ref: 4520] £110.00