Hobart's Reports Hobart, Henry [d. 1625], Reporter. The Reports of that Reverend and Learned Judge, The Right Honourable Sr Henry Hobart Knight and Baronet, Lord Chiefe Justice of His Majesties Court of Common Pleas; And Chancellor to Both Their Highnesses, Henry and Charls Princes of Wales. Enlarged with the Addition of Some Cases Never Printed Before, And Purged from the Numberlesse and Incurable Errors of the Former Impression. London: Printed by James Flesher, for William Lee and Daniel Pakeman, 1650. [xx], 350,  pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece. Folio (10-3/4" x 7-1/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind fillets and corner fleurons to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended. A few minor nicks, scratches and stains to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, later armorial bookplate and owner inscription to front pastedown. Light browning to text, brief early annotations in a few places, moderate edgewear to preliminaries. An attractive copy. $350. * Second edition. Hobart was Coke's successor as lord chief justice. First published in 1641, his Reports have long been accepted as the standard source for cases in King's Bench, Common Pleas and Star Chamber from 1603 to 1625. Wallace, The Reporters 229. English Short-Title Catalogue R224163.
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