Book #69256
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery. William Peere Williams, William P Williams, Jr.
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery.

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery.

"The First Full, And Clear Reporter of Chancery Cases" Williams, William Peere [1664-1736]. Williams, William Peere, Jr., Editor. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, And of Some Special Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench. Collected by William Peere Williams, Late of Gray's Inn, Esq; In Three Volumes. Published with Notes and References, And Two Tables to Each Volume; One of the Names of Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters: By his Son William Peere Williams, Of the Inner Temple, Esq; Corrected, With Many Additional References to the Former and Later Reports. London: Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, 1768. Three volumes. [xii], 788, [81]; [ix], 755, [73]; [xvii], 504, [115] pp. Folio (11-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands, lettering pieces, black-stamped volume numbers and early large hand-lettered shelf numbers (?) to spines, gilt tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and some shallow scuffs to boards, some rubbing to extremities, light chipping to heads of spines, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges starting. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing in a few places. A handsome set. $750. * Third Edition. Covers the period from 1695-1736. "These reports, embracing a term of time when a succession of eminent men presided in Chancery, and when Equity was assuming, and in a considerable degree had assumed, the character of a science, were regarded as one of the most perspicuous, useful, and interesting repositories of equity law to be found in the language. (...) 'We may perhaps regard Peere Williams,' says my valued correspondent, Mr. Heterick, 'as the first full, and clear reporter of chancery cases that is.'": Wallace, The Reporters 498-499. English Short-Title Catalogue N26372.

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Book number 69256