Practice and Procedure in the Eighteenth-Century Chancery Courts [C] [Burroughs, Samuel (d. 1761)]. The History of the Chancery; Relating to the Judicial Power of that Court, And the Rights of the Matters. London: J. Walthoe, 1726. [iv], 118,  pp. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, gilt frames to boards, lettering piece and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, hinges mended. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, early armorial bookplate to front pastedown, later bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front free endpaper, small embossed Macclesfield stamps to title page and a few other leaves. Light toning to text, finger smudges and staining to outer margins of some leaves, light soiling to title page. A handsome copy. $350. * Only edition. According to Cooper, "Lord King was so much pleased with the work that he rewarded the author with a mastership in Chancery." Our copy once belonged to the library of Shirbirn Castle, the library of the Earls of Macclesfield, one of the finest private libraries in Great Britain. Cooper, Defects of Chancery cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography 165. English Short-Title Catalogue T36472.
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