Uncommon Exchequer Reports Parker, Thomas [1695?-1784], Reporter. Reports of Cases Concerning the Revenue, Argued and Determined in the Court of Exchequer, From Easter Term 1743, To Hilary Term 1767. With an Appendix, Containing Cases Upon the Same Subject in Former Reigns. With Two Tables; The One of the Names of the Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters. London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, 1776. v, [iii], 283,  pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, gilt rules to boards, gilt tooling to board edges, raised bands and retained contemporary lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners. Negligible light toning to text, light foxing in a few places. A handsome copy. $450. * First edition. An important and uncommon set of Exchequer reports. Thomas Parker (not to be confused with Sir Thomas Parker, 1666?-1732, first Earl of Macclesfield and Lord Chancellor) served as chief baron of the Court of Exchequer for some 30 years; these are his own reports of his decisions. "He published these reports he tells us, because there were few cases in print in which the law relating to revenue was explained. To these cases (1743-1767) he added some others decided (...) between 1678 and 1718" (Holdsworth). There were also octavo editions in 1791 and 1800. Holdsworth, History of English Law XII:133. Wallace, The Reporters 534. English Short-Title Catalogue T95680.
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