Bulstrode's Reports, Complete with the Scarce Third Part Bulstrode, Edward [1588-1659]. The Reports of Edward Bulstrode of the Inner Temple Esquire, His Highnesse Chief Justice of North-Wales. Of Divers Resolutions and Judgements, Given with Great Advice, And Mature Deliberation by the Grave, Reverend, And Learned Judges, And Sages of the Law. Of Cases and Matters in Law: With the Reasons and Causes of Their Said Resolutions and Iudgements, Given in the Court of Kings Bench in the Time of the Late Reign of King James. London: Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, And G. Bedell, 1657. , 223,  pp. Complete. [Bound with] Bulstrode, Edward. The Second Part of the Reports of Edward Bulstrode... London: Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, And G. Bedell, 1658. , 216, 209, 226-358,  pp. Pagination irregular. Complete. [And] Bulstrode, Edward. The Third Part of the Reports of Edward Bulstrode... London: Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, And G. Bedell, 1659. , 341,  pp. Complete. Together three parts. Folio (11-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and somewhat edgeworn calf lettering piece retained from earlier binding to spine, endpapers added, "Bulstrodes" in early hand to foot of text block. Moderate toning, light foxing in a few places, minor worming to upper corner of final quarter of text block, light edgewear to preliminaries and rear endleaves, a few early manuscripts corrections to page numbers, early owner signature to title page of first part. An attractive copy of an uncommon complete set. $1,000. * First editions. Covers the period from 1609-1639. Bulstrode intended his reports to rival "that Leviathan of the law" Lord Coke. According to the preface of the first part, Bulstrode emphasized the care he took to select a well-chosen collection of his "the fittest and choicest cases." Hale gave these reports his seal of approval. Wallace, The Reporters 245-246. English Short-Title Catalogue R15968, R226766, R226767.
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