"A Good Authority" on the Abridgements Hughes, William. The Grand Abridgment of the Law Continued. Or, A Collection of the Principal Cases and Points of the Common-Law of England, Contained in All the Reports Extant, From the First of Elizabeth, to this present Time, By Way of Common-Place. A Work Very Usefull for All Students and Practitioners in the Law. With Two Tables, The One Containing the Names of the Cases: The Other, Of the Matter of Every of the Said Cases. Published in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Our Soveraign Lord Charles the Second, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, &c. Originally published: London: Printed by J.S. for Henry Twyford, George Sawbridge, Thomas Dring, and John Place, 1660-1662. 3 Volumes; with Appendix, in 3 books. Main text in double columns. XX (III-XX new Introduction), , 758, ; , 759-1576, ; , 1577-2132, , , 2133-2418,  pp. With a new introduction by David J. Seipp, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law. Reprinted 2011 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779377. ISBN-10: 1584779373. Hardcover. New. $295. * Reprint of sole edition. Hughes, a barrister of Gray's Inn, conceived this abridgement as a continuation of Robert Brooke's Graunde Abridgement of English case reports (first edition 1573). "These volumes embrace but a short period, and the work is a mere supplement to the earlier Abridgments, but it is a good authority." Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 402. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:19 (15).
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