Lincoln's Inn Book Reader

The ‘table talk’ of the lawyer and scholar John Selden was compiled in the 1640s by his amanuensis Richard Milward but was not published until 1689.  The volume is a collection of short articles and notes on a wide range of subjects mainly to issues of religion, morality, and politics.  The topics are arranged alphabetically from ‘Abbeyes’ to ‘Zelotts’.  This manuscript has long been recognized as the most authentic version of the text and was used by Sir Frederick Pollock as the basis for the printed version he edited for the Selden Society in 1927.