"A Reporter of Acknowledged Accuracy." Carthew, Thomas. Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench, From the Third Year of King James the Second, To the Twelfth Year of King William the Third. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1728. [xiv], 520,  pp. Includes one-page advertisement leaf. Folio (12-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and retained earlier lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, dampstaining to head of text block with occasional spotting and light soiling, light foxing in a few other places, light soiling and later library stamp title page, another library stamp to foot of final leaf. $450. * First edition. That the Reports "passed to a second edition at a period when every new book was most closely scrutinized, would seem to show that the volume was in considerable favor with the profession generally" (Marvin). The second and third editions were published in 1741 and 1743. Wallace notes that Carthew was a "reporter of 'acknowledged accuracy.'" Marvin, Legal Bibliography 176-177. Wallace, The Reporters 397-398. English Short-Title Catalogue T97364.
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