Heavily Annotated Copies of Four Year Books from the Reign of Henry VI [Year Books]. [Henry VI, King (1421-1471)]. De Termino Michaelis Anno XXXVII. Henrici Sexti. [London: Imprinted...by Rychard Tottel the I. Daye of June in the Yere of Our Lord. 1575]. 38 ff. [Bound with] De Termino Michaelis Anno XXXVIII. Regni Regis Henrici Sexti. [London: Imprinted...by Rychard Tottel the V. Daye of Maye in the Yere of Our Lord. 1575]. 40 ff. [And] De Termino Michaelis Anno XXXIX. Henrtici Sexti. [London: Imprinted...by Rychard Tottel the 21. Daye of June in the Yere of Our Lord. 1575].  ff. Lacking ff. 9-28, 47, 48, 55, 61 (and final blank leaf), but bound with 9 ff from Tottel's Year Books from the 35th and 38th Regnal years. Signatures F and G, ff. 21-28, and leaves M1 and Q1, ff. 55 and 61, bound out of order. [And] Anno XXXVI.H.VI. [London: Imprinted...by Rychard Tottel, 1575]. 34 ff. Folio (11" x 7-1/2"). Later vellum, blind rules to boards, hand-lettered title label to spine. Some soiling and a few minor stains, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to head of spine, another chip near foot, Boards slightly bowed, a few shallow cut marks to rear board, hinges starting, armorial bookplate and later presentation and private library bookplates to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining, edgewear to margins in some places, a few tears and chips, lower corner lacking from a leaf in Anno XXXIX with minor loss to text (but not legibility). Margins annotated throughout in fine early hand. $2,000. * The margins of this volume are filled with annotations. All but a few are in a neat early hand; the others are in a somewhat later style. Most of these appear to be cross-reference to other cases in the Year Books. A few are interpretive comments. According to the presentation bookplates, this copy belonged to George Chaworth, First Viscount Chaworth of Armagh [c. 1568-1639], a lawyer, Irish Chief Justice and Member of the House of Commons between 1621 and 1624, and, in 1636, William Cartwright "an eminent lawyer." It is possible that they were the annotators. The rear endleaf in this volume was taken from a 1577 Tottel edition of Fitzherbert's Abridgement. English Short-Title Catalogue S101469, S101470, S101474, S101466.
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