Includes "Appeals of Murder and Mayheme" Hansard, John, Compiler. A Book Of Entries: Of Declarations and Other Pleadings General and Special, In the Most Usual Actions in the Court of Kings-Bench. Also a Choice Collection of Special Writs, And their Retorns. Together with Observations in Pleading, Instructing the Younger Clerks in the Practice of that Court. From the Original Manuscripts in Court-Hand, Collected and Drawn by John Hansard Gent. Late of Clements-Inn. To Which are Added, Appeals of Murder and Mayheme, With Variety of Pleadings Therein. Not Printed Before in Any Book of Entries or Pleadings. London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, 1685. [xx], 283,  pp. First leaf blank. Folio (12" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules and fillets to boards, raised bands, lettering piece, and two small private-library shelf labels to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some shallow scuffing to boards, joints just starting at ends, corners bumped, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front pastedown, small embossed Macclesfield seal to title page and following few leaves, armorial bookplate of Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, to verso of title page. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, brief annotations to margins of several leaves in early hand, possibly Parker's. A very handsome copy. $500. * Only edition. A notably comprehensive procedure manual. Little seems to be known about Hansard and he did not appear to publish any other works. Parker [1666-1732], 1st Earl of Macclesfield, Lord Chancellor from 1718 to 1725. Housed in Shirbirn Castle, the library of the Earls of Macclesfield was one of the finest private libraries in Great Britain. English Short-Title Catalogue R20439.
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