Vernon's Chancery Cases Vernon, Thomas [1654-1721]. Cases Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery. Published from the Manuscripts of Thomas Vernon, Late of the Middle Temple, Esq; By Order of the High Court of Chancery. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt & R. Gosling, 1726-1728. Two volumes. [xvi], 490, ; [xiii], 767, ,  pp. Title page of Volume I preceded by copperplate portrait frontispiece. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines. Light toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining and light soiling to head of text blocks, light foxing to a few leaves, early owner signature ("John Allprep") to head of Volume II title page. An attractive set. $750. * First edition. As Wallace notes, these set of reports of cases from 1680 to 1719 was held in high esteem because "Mr. Vernon was one of the most eminent lawyers of his day." A final English edition, designated the third, was published in London in 1828. A single American edition followed in 1829. Wallace, The Reporters 493. English Short-Title Catalogue T95791.
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