The Book that "Made" the Common Law, With An Original Introduction and Tables by David J. Seipp Fitzherbert, Anthony [1470-1538]. La Graunde Abridgement Collecte par le Iudge Tresreverend Monsieur Anthony Fitzherbert, Dernierment Conferre Ouesque la Copye Escript et per ceo Correcte, Ouesque le Nombre del Sueil, Per Quel Facilement Poies Trover les Cases cy Abrydges en les Livers Dans, Novelment Annote: Iammais Devaunt Imprimes. [And] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgment... [And] Tabula. Cy Ensuit la Table pur Trover les Titles. Originally published: London: Richard Tottell, 1577. 1 Volume. xxiii (iii-xxiii new Table of Contents, Introduction and Tables), [ii], 342 [i.e. 341]; [ii], 265; [ii], 66 ff. First and second parts of abridgment have title pages. Reprinted 2009, 2013 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. With a new introduction and tables by David J. Seipp, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law. ISBN-13: 9781584778769; ISBN-10: 1584778768. Hardcover (9" x 12-1/2"). New. $395. * Reprint of the second Tottell edition. Arguably one of the most imposing volumes in the history of English law, Fitzherbert abridged 13,485 cases under 263 titles in alphabetical order. It was the first serious attempt to set the law down in systematic shape, and served as a model to such writers as Brooke and Rolle. According to Boersma, Fitzherbert accomplished "nothing less than to abridge all notes of significant cases at common law." Graham and Heckel refer to this work as the "book that 'made' the common law.": Law Library Journal 51 : 100-101.
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