Includes a Landmark Contract Case Aleyn, John. Select Cases In B.R. 22, 23, & 24. Car. I. Regis, Reported by John Aleyn Late of Greys Inn Esq; With Tables of the Names of the Cases and of the Matters Therein Contained: Also of the Names of the Learned Councel Who Argued the Same. London: Printed for Robert Pawlet, 1681. [viii], 95,  pp. Title page preceded by license leaf. Folio (11-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, rebacked retaining spine, blind rules to boards, lettering piece to spine, neat early repair to head of spine. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, early armorial bookplate to front pastedown, hinges partially cracked. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, brief early annotations to several leaves, early owner signatures to head of title page. $250. * First edition. Covers the Upper Bench 1646-1649. Wallace says this is a good set of reports and notes that it includes the landmark contract case of Paradine v. Jane, which established the principle of holding a contractor to a non-conditional obligation. A second edition of this reporter was published in 1688. Wallace, The Reporters 292f.
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