Highly Esteemed by Coke and Blackstone Fitzherbert, Sir Anthony [1470-1538]. Hale, Sir Matthew [c.1508-1565]. The New Natura Brevium of the Most Reverend Judge, Mr. Anthony Fitz-Herbert. Together with the Authorities in Law, And Cases in the Books of Reports Cited in the Margin. Carefully Revised, Some Errors in the Text of the Last Edition Corrected, And the Writs Accurately Translated into English, By an Able Hand. [London]: Printed for Henry Lintot; And Sold by J. Shuckburgh, 1755. [xii], 606,  pp. One-page publisher catalogue facing title page. Octavo (10-1/4" x 8"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, corners mended, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing, and a few minor scuffs and stains to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places. $350. * Later edition. First published in 1534 as the Nouvelle Natura Brevium, this classic manual of procedure was written by a Judge of the Common Pleas during the reign of Henry VIII. Winfield notes that "Coke put it among the books which he considered most necessary and of greatest authority and excellency"; Blackstone considered it an authority as well. Compiled from the earlier Natura Brevia and the Registrum Brevium, it includes several original observations on the form and function of writs. Rastell's revisions include the addition of a table. It went through numerous editions in Law French and English, the final appearing in 1794. It remains important for its descriptions of writs that were becoming obsolete in the early sixteenth century. Winfield, Chief Sources of English Legal History 303. English Short-Title Catalogue T96239.
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