"Were Always in High Estimation" Leonard, William. Hughes, William, Editor. Reports and Cases of Law: Argued and Adjudged in the Courts of Law, At Westminster, In the Time of the Late Queen Elizabeth, From the 18th to the 33th. Year of Her Raign. Collected by a Learned Professor of the Law, William Leonard, Esq; Then of the Honourable Society of Grays-Inn. Published by William Hughes of Grays-Inne. Published by Will. Hughes of Grays-Inne, Esq; With Alphabeticall Tables of the Names of the Cases, And of the Matters Contained in the Book. London: Printed by Tho. Roycroft, For Nath. Ekins, 1658, 1659, 1663, 1675. Four parts, each with title page and individual pagination. [xii], 336, ; [viii], 226, ; [xii], 279, ; [xii], 252,  pp. Imprints vary slightly. Complete. Folio (11" x 7"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed, "1 2 3 4" in early hand to fore-edge of text block. Light browning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampspotting, some edgewear, a few small holes, early owner signatures, and small library stamp to title page. $500. * First edition. This work was issued in four parts. Covering the period spanning 1549 to 1615, these reports, were, according to Sir Edward Sugden, "'always in high estimation' and this opinion is confirmed by Lord Nottingham": Wallace, The Reporters 142. A second edition was published in 1687. English Short-Title Catalogue R200652, R16548.
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