Owned by Two Notable Lawyer-Statesmen [Great Britain]. [Court of Chancery] [Johnson, William Samuel (1727-1819)]. [Verplanck, Gulian C. (1786-1870)]. Cases Argued and Decreed in the High Court of Chancery. Carefully Corrected from the Many Gross Errors of the Former Impression. To Which are also Added Proper References to the Ancient and Modern Books of the Law. London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins Esqs., 1707. [viii], 312,  pp. [Bound with] The Second Part of Cases Argued and Decreed in the High Court of Chancery, Continued from the 30th Year of King Charles II. to the 4th Year of King James II. London: Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkyns Esquires, 1701. [viii], 251,  pp. [And] Select Cases in the High Court of Chancery, Solemnly Argued and Decreed, By the Late Lord Chancellor: With the Assistance of the Judges. With an Exact Table to the Whole. [London]: Printed by J. Nutt, 1715. [viii], 136 pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over paper-covered boards, raised bands and retained earlier lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, retained eighteenth-century armorial bookplate of William Samuel Johnson to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, browning and foxing in places, signature of Gulian C. Verplanck to lower margin of bookplate. A volume with two notable associations. $750. * Cases and Select Cases: second edition; Second Part: first edition. These reports contain cases from 12 Charles II. to 4th James II. (1660-1697). According to Wallace, Kent criticized these reports, but were impressed with several reports of cases decided by Lord Chancellor Cowper. Our copy has two notable associations. A prominent lawyer and sometime judge, William Samuel Johnson played a key role in the framing of the United States Constitution and was one of Connecticut's signers. He went on to represent that state in the United States Senate. He was also the fifth president of King's College, now Columbia University. Gulian Verplanck was the son of Johnson's son-in-law, Daniel Verplanck. He was an attorney, politician and man of letters who served in both houses of the New York State legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. He published poetry and fiction in the North American Review and was one of th.
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