A Set of Much-Respected Exchequer Reports Hardres, Thomas [1610-1681]. Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Exchequer, In the Years 1655, 1656, 1657, 1658, 1659, And 1660. And from Thence Continued to the 21st Year of the Reign of His Majesty King Charles II. With Notes and References. London: Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins, 1693. [xii], 232, 301-512,  pp. Folio (12" x 7-1/2"). Recent quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampspotting to most of text, small library stamps to title page and a few other leaves. $500. * Second and final edition. These much-respected reports, which cover the years 1654-1669, was first published in 1693. This edition is not a Dublin piracy, but rather an original Dublin edition to which "a considerable number of notes and references have been added (publisher's note on verso of title). It also features a two-page list of law books published by Watts. Hardres not only reported, but also argued many of the cases himself. According to Wallace, these are "some of the most learned arguments of the old reports" (Wallace). A second edition was published in Dublin in 1792. Wallace, The Reporters 291-294. English Short-Title Catalogue R11839.
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