Possibly Edited by Giles Jacob Farresley, Thomas. [Jacob, Giles (1686-1744), Editor (Attributed)]. A Report of All the Cases Determined by Sir John Holt, Knt. From 1688 to 1710, During which Time He was Lord Chief Justice of England: Containing Many Cases Never Before Printed, Taken from an Original Manuscript of Thomas Farresley, Late of the Middle-Temple, Esq; Also Several Cases in Chancery and the Exchequer-Chamber. The Whole Alphabetically Digested Under Proper Heads. With Three Tables: The First of the Names in the Cases; The Second of the General Titles; And the Third of the Principal Matters. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1738. [ii], iii, , 762,  pp. Folio (11-3/4" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style with raised bands, black-stamped ornaments and contemporary lettering piece, blind rules to boards, hinges mended. Some scuffing to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn, minor worming to rear pastedown, crack in text block between front endleaf and title page. Light toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, worm-hole to lower corner of first half of text block. A nice copy. $500. * Only edition. According to Sweet & Maxwell, this book is said to have been edited by Giles Jacob. It covers cases from 1688-1710. Holt played a leading role in the Glorious Revolution and in 1689 became Chief Justice of the King's Bench. He was a learned common lawyer. Not in Wallace. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:301. English Short-Title Catalogue T97370.
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