"His Reports Have a Peculiar Value" Barnardiston, Thomas [d. 1752]. Reports of Cases Determined in the High Court of Chancery, From April 25, 1740. to May 9. 1741. With Two Tables; One of the Names of the Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters. [London]: Printed by Henry Linton, 1742. , 502,  pp. Folio (11-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, repairs to corners of boards. Some rubbing and scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked, library bookplate to front pastedown. Light toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining, with dampspotting in places, to head of text block, repair to upper section of title page, which has two small library stamps. An attractive copy. $300. * Only edition. "His reports have a peculiar value, from the fact of containing the decisions of the great Lord Hardwicke, and if the author has occasionally fallen into slight errors, they are neither so glaring or numerous as to detract much from their merits" (Marvin). 94. Barnardiston was a legal reporter and serjeant-at-law. He also published reports on King's Bench cases. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 94. Wallace, The Reporters 514. English Short-Title Catalogue T95793.
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