The Rank of Judges in the Court of Chancery [Burroughs, Samuel (d.1761)]. The Legal Judicature in Chancery Stated. With Remarks on a Late Book, Intitled, A Discourse of the Judicial Authority Belonging to the Master of the Rolls in the High Court of Chancery. London: Printed for J. Walthoe, 1727. 282 pp. Lacking 4 pp. publisher catalogue. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt fillets to boards, lettering piece and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, which is not speckled, blind tooling to board edges. A few minor nicks and scuffs, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front pastedown, small embossed Macclesfield crest to title page and following two leaves, front hinge cracked, front endleaves removed, rear hinge starting. Light toning to text, minor tears and stains to margins of a few leaves, light soiling to title page, corrections to text in contemporary hand in a few places. $500. * Only edition. This book is a response to a point in A Discourse of the Judicial Authority Belonging to the Office of Master of the Rolls in the High Court of Chancery (1727) by Philip Yorke, Earl of Hardwicke. Burroughs believes Yorke is incorrect when he stated that the Chancery court was directed by two judges that are not "co-ordinate, but in a subordination of one to the other" (3). 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. English Short-Title Catalogue T95693.
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