The Reports of Edward Bulstrode, Of the Inner Temple, Esquire...
Complete Final Edition of Bulstrode's Reports Bulstrode, Edward [1588-1659]. The Reports of Edward Bulstrode of the Inner Temple, Esquire. In Three Parts. Of Divers Resolutions and Judgments Given with Great Advice and Mature Deliberation by the Grave, Reverend, and Learned Judges and Sages of the Law, Of Cases and Matters in the Law: With the Reasons and Causes of Their Said Judgments, Given in the Court of Kings Bench, in the Time of the Reign of King James I. And King Charles I. The Second Impression Carefully Corrected; With the Addition of Thousands of References Never Before Printed. London: Printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, And M. Flesher, 1688. [xx], 223,  pp. [Bound with] Bulstrode, Edward. The Second Part of the Reports... The Second Edition, With Many References Added to It. London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, 1688. , 216, 225-358,  pp. Text continuous despite irregular pagination. [And] Bulstrode, Edward. The Third Part of the Reports... The Second Edition. London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, 1688. [xx], 341,  pp. Complete. Folio (12" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, rebacked retaining existing gilt spine with raise bands and lettering piece, gilt rules and panels to boards. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, hinges mended. Moderate toning, light foxing, early owner inscription to front free endpaper, its upper corner removed, along with upper corner of following endleaf, later owner signature ("Tho. Mason 1838") to head of page of Part I. A handsome copy of an uncommon complete set. $1,000. * Second and final 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 R2485, R33258, R33257.
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