"A New Standard" Pulton, Ferdinando [1536-1618], Compiler. A Collection Of Sundry Statutes, Frequent in Use: With Notes in the Margent and References to the Book Cases and Books of Entries and Registers, Where they be Treated of. Together with an Abridgment of the Residue which be Expired, Repealed, Altered, And Worn Out of Use, or doe Concern Private Persons, Places, Or Things, And Not the Whole Common-Wealth. Also, A Necessary Table, Or Kalender, Is Annexed Hereunto, Expressing in Titles the Most Material Branches of Those Statutes in Use, And Practice. And Now in this Last Impression the Faults in the Table, Or Kalender, Is Annexed Hereunto, Expressing in Titles the Most Materiall Branches of Those Statutes in Use, And Practice. London: Printed by M. Flesher and R. Young, 1640. [viii], 1464, ;  pp. Folio (13-1/2" x 9"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and later gilt-stamped title to spine, hinges reinforces, endpapers recently renewed. Light rubbing, some scratches and a few scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and worn. Title printed within woodcut architectural border. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampspotting to final leaves of index, light soiling and edgewear to title page, two large chips to edges with repairs and no loss to border. $950. * Later edition. Pulton was a commoner of Brasenose College, Oxford, a fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, and a member of Lincoln's Inn. As a Catholic Pulton was not allowed to practice, so, supported by his vast personal fortune, he devoted his energies to editing statutes, which he did with great skill and industry. First published 1618, his Collection of Sundry Statutes was, as Holdsworth notes, "an advance upon all former editions of the statutes. [It] set a new standard to the makers of these editions, to which subsequent editors made at least an attempt to conform." The final edition of this work appeared in 1670. Holdsworth, A History of English Law IV: 301. English Short-Title Catalogue S122318.
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