Includes a Decision Disputed by Mansfield Bunbury, William. Wilson, George, Editor. Reports of Cases in the Court of Exchequer, From the Beginning of the Reign of King George the First, Until the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second. By William Bunbury, Esq; Late of the Inner Temple. Taken in Court by Himself, And Published from His Own Manuscript by His Son in Law, George Wilson, Serjeant at Law. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1755. viii, 348,  pp. Folio (12-1/4" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, gilt-edged raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine, recent repair to head of spine, blind tooling to board edges. Negligible light rubbing and minor nicks and scuffs to boards, spine slightly darkened, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Light toning to text, light foxing and dampspotting in places, early owner marks to front pastedown. A handsome copy. $650. * First edition. Lord Mansfield thought these reports merely loose notes. "But Mansfield, in this as in other cases, was rather too ready to decry a set of reports because they contained a decision which was contrary to his own view of the law in the particular case before the court...Against Mansfield's condemnation we can set the opinions of Platt and Parker who recognized these reports as authoritative in 1853" (Holdsworth). The first edition was reissued in 1756 in Dublin. A second and final edition was published in Dublin in 1793. Holdsworth, History of English Law XII:137-138. Wallace, The Reporters 419-420. English Short-Title Catalogue T97032.
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