"For the Clearing of All Such Titles, And Questions" Powell, Thomas [1572?-1635?]. Direction for Search of Records Remaining in the Chancerie. Tower. Exchequer, With the Limnes thereof: Viz. The Kings Remembrancer. Lord Treasurers Remembrancer. Clarke of the Extreats. Pipe. Auditors. The First Fruits. Augmentation of the Revenue. Kings Bench. Common Pleas. Records of Courts Christian. For the Clearing of All Such Titles, And Questions, As the Same May Concerne. With the Accustomed Fees of Search: And Diverse Necessarie Observations. London: Printed by B.A. for Paul Man, 1622. [xvi], 78,  pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Recent imitation calf, gilt title to spine. Woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light soiling and blotted-out signature to title page, early annotation to verso. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. $750. * Only edition. Powell was a notable poet, a man of letters and an industrious legal antiquarian. In this work, the Attourney's Academy and the Attornies' Almanack Powell offered guidance to lawyers concerning the location and use of records, mostly to settle title claims. All are mentioned favorably by Holdsworth, who notes that the study of early records was an important aspect of legal education. In a sense, these books helped students to locate material for study. They are also important sources for students of Shakespeare. (All are listed in Lee's Catalogue of Shakespeareana). OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania). Holdsworth, History of English Law V:381. English Short-Title Catalogue S115034.
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