A Highly Respected Reporter Raymond, Sir Thomas [1627-1683], Reporter. The Reports Of Divers Special Cases Adjudged In The Courts Of Kings Bench, Common Pleas, & Exchequer, In the Reign of King Charles II. Printed from the Original Manuscript, Written in His Own Hand. With Two Tables, One of the Principal Matters, And the Other of the Names of the Cases. London: Rich. & Edw. Atkins, 1696. [i], 506,  pp. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block, hinges mended. Moderate scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, light browning to a few sections, some leaves have light foxing or dampspotting, early owner signature (J. Godfrey) to head of title page, brief annotations in early hand to a few passages. An attractive copy. $750. * First edition. A highly respected set of reports, these cover the years 1660 to 1684 and extend back with some interruption to 1653. Sir Thomas Raymond sat as judge of the Courts of Common Pleas and King's Bench only briefly, at the end of his career. But he left superior manuscript accounts of cases heard in these courts in earlier times when he was a barrister of Gray's Inn. His reports were held in high regard by Holdsworth and Wallace. Holdsworth, History of English Law VI:560. Wallace, The Reporters 304.
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