"A Work of Credit and Celebrity" Croke, Sir George [1560-1642]. Grimston, Sir Harbottle, Translator and Editor. Reports of Sr George Croke Kt, Late One of the Justices of the Court of Kings-Bench, And Formerly One of the Justices of the Court of Common-Bench. London: printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge, 1683. 3 parts in 3 books. [xxiv], 472, 457-920, ; [xxvi], 620, 617-700, ; [xxx], 610,  pp. Portrait frontispieces lacking, otherwise complete. Folio (Volume I: 12-1/2" x 7-3/4"," Volumes II-III: 12" x 7-3/4," bindings are 13" x 8"). Recent quarter cloth over marbled boards, lettering pieces, gilt fillets and gilt volume numbers to spines, endpapers renewed, "Crooke" in early hand to fore-edges of text blocks. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, corners and spine ends lightly bumped. Light toning to text, light foxing, dampstaining and dampspotting in places, some edgewear to preliminaries and final leaves of each volume, some worming to fore-edge of about 20 leaves in Part III, crack near center of text block of Part I, another crack before the final three index leaves, one of them detached. An appealing set overall. $750. * Third edition and the first collected edition. These reports were translated from Law-French and edited by Grimston. They cover the years spanning 1582-1641. Kent considers this set "a work of credit and celebrity among the old Reporters," which has "sustained its character in every succeeding age.": Wallace, The Reporters 198-205. English Short-Title Catalogue R5412, R202361, R202362.
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