A Valuable Set of Reports Pollexfen, Henry [1631-1691], Reporter. The Arguments and Reports of Sr. Hen. Pollexfen, Kt. Late Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, In Some Special Cases, By Him Argued During the Time of his Practice at the Barr. Together with Divers Decrees in the High Court of Chancery. Upon Limitations of Trusts of Terms for Years. The Whole Printed from the Author's Original Manuscript. Revised and Corrected With His Own Hand. And Published with the Allowance and Approbation of the Lord Keeper, And All the Judges. London: Printed for R. Smith and John Deeve, 1702. [xii], 180, 185-250, 369-664,  pp. Pagination irregular, but complete. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers added. Moderate toning, light edgewear and soiling to preliminaries and endleaves, faint dampstaining with occasional faint dampspotting and light soiling to head of text block, early annotations and underlining in a few places, struck-through and early signature to head of title page ("F. Mason"), small library stamp to foot, another library stamp to foot of final leaf on index. $200. * Only edition. Valuable reports based on the author's manuscript notes of cases in which he was a participant, published posthumously in English with revisions and corrections left by the author. Pollexfen "was a lawyer of extensive practice and seems to have been engaged in most of the important cases (of the period)" (Wallace). The reports include cases heard in the courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, Exchequer, and Chancery from 1669-1685; there are a few earlier cases as well. Wallace comments on imperfections in the printed text and notes two different issues distinguishable by the printing of their dates either in Arabic or Roman numerals. Ours is the issue with Arabic numerals; a contemporary ms. note on the verso of the title page states that "The other impression of this book the date whereof is printed in letters instead of figures is said to be very incorrect." Wallace, The Reporters 346.
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