Final English Edition of Hobart's Reports Hobart, Henry [d. 1625], Reporter. Chilton, Edward, Editor. The Reports of that Reverend and Learned Judge, The Right Honourable Sr. Henry Hobart Knight and Baronet, Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, And Chancellor of Both Their Highnesses Henry and Charles Princes of Wales. Review'd and Corrected From the Errors of All Former Impressions; With an Addition of Many Thousands of New References, By Edward Chilton late of the Middle Temple Esq;. With an Exact Alphabetical Table, By an Honourable and Learned Hand. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling, 1724. [xiv], 350,  pp. Folio (13-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, light chipping to spine ends, joints starting at ends, front hinge cracked, minor worming to margins of final few leaves, interior notably fresh. $300. * Final British edition (followed by an American edition in 1829) and the only British edition to be revised (quite substantially). It passed through six editions, unaltered, from 1641 to 1683. Hobart was Coke's successor as chief justice. These reports (in English), which have long been accepted as the standard source for the period, cover cases in King's Bench, Common Pleas, and the Star Chamber from 1603 to 1625, with some cases from the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Wallace, The Reporters 229. English Short-Title Catalogue T97513.
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