"A New Standard" Pulton, Ferdinando [1536-1618], Compiler. A Collection Of Sundry Statutes, Frequent in Use. With Notes in the Margent, And References to the Book Cases, And Books of Entries and Registers, Where they be Treated of. Together, With an Abridgment of the Residue which be Expired, Repealed, Altered, And Worn Out of Use, Or do Concern Private Persons, Places, Or Things, And Not the Whole Common-Wealth. Also, A Necessary Table, Or Kalender, Is Annexed Hereunto, Expressing in Titles the Most Material Branches of Those Statutes in Use, And Practice. And Now in this Last Impression the Faults in the Table, Or Kalender, Is Annexed Hereunto, Expressing in Titles the Most Materiall Branches of Those Statutes in Use, And Practice. And Now in this Impression, The Table Amended and Enlarged. And the Statutes Made in the Raign of the Late King Charles the First of Blessed Memory: And of His Majesty that Now is, Charles the Second, by the Grace of God, Of England, &c. King, Added. London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, John Bill, and Christopher Barker, 1661. [viii], 1427,  pp. First leaf blank. Folio (13-1/4" x 8-3/4"). Later quarter calf over cloth, raise bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, a few tiny nicks to spine, corners lightly bumped and worn, front hinge cracked. Light toning to text, light crinkling and edgewear to preliminaries and final leaves of index, light soiling to title page, author name circled in faint ink. An attractive copy. $750. * Later edition. Pulton was a commoner of Brasenose College, Oxford, a fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, and a member of Lincoln's Inn. As a Catholic Pulton was not allowed to practice, so, supported by his vast personal fortune, he devoted his energies to editing statutes, which he did with great skill and industry. First published 1618, his Collection of Sundry Statutes was, as Holdsworth notes, "an advance upon all former editions of the statutes. [It] set a new standard to the makers of these editions, to which subsequent editors made at least an attempt to conform." The final edition of this work appeared in 1670. Holdsworth, A History of English Law IV: 301. English Short-Title Catalogue R16700.
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