"Supplies a Chasm in the Printed Year Books" Bellew(e), Richard, Compiler. Les Ans du Roy Richard le Second Collect' Ensemble' Hors de les Abridgments de Statham, Fitzherbert et Brooke. London: Imprinted by Robert Robertson, Dwelling in Fewter Lane Neere Holborne, 1585. [viii], 326 [i.e. 342],  pp. Collates complete. Octavo (6" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules and large central arabesques to boards, raised bands to spine, later repair to foot of spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities, with some wear to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, joints just starting near head. Title printed within woodcut typographical border, large woodcut arms to verso of title page, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, very light foxing in places, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, internally clean. $2,500. * First edition (one of 3 imprints issued in 1585). As Wallace notes, this alphabetical abridgement of a Year Book of Richard II covering the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas from 1378 to 1400 "supplies a chasm in the Year Books." He says it is "very rare," and it is indeed rather scarce. OCLC locates 12 copies of this edition (all imprints). Wallace, The Reporters 111-112. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books R478.
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