"Were Always in High Estimation" Leonard, William. Reports and Cases of Law: Argued and Adjudged in the Courts at Westminster, In the Times of the Late Queen Elizabeth, And King James. In four Parts. The Second Impression, Carefully Corrected, With the Addition of Many Thousand of References, Never Before Printed. Collected by a Learned Professor of the Law, William Leonard, Esquire, Then of the Honourable Society of Grays-Inn. Published by William Hughes of Grays-Inn, Esquire. With Alphabetical Tables of the Names of the Cases, And of the Matter Contained in Each Part. London: Printed by William Rawlins, Samuel Roycroft, And Miles Flesher, 1687. Four parts. [xii], 336, ; [viii], 226, ; [xii], 279, ; [viii], 252,  pp. Parts 2-4 have separate dated title pages (Part 3 dated 1686) and pagination. Imprints vary slightly. Complete. Folio (11-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over cloth, endpapers renewed. A few minor scuffs to boards, light rubbing. Moderate toning to text, negligible light foxing in a few places, brief early annotations to a few leaves, small embossed library stamp to title page, which has two minor scuffs, one affecting the "T" in "Reports." A nice copy. $500. * Only complete edition, the second and final edition overall. Covering the period spanning 1549 to 1615, these reports were originally published in four parts in 1658, 1659, 1663 and 1675. As indicated in the title, the second edition is enhanced with "many thousand" references that were not included in the original parts. "'Leonard's Reports,' says Sir Edward Sugden, 'were always in high estimation' and this opinion is confirmed by Lord Nottingham": Wallace, The Reporters 142. English Short-Title Catalogue R19612.
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