A Scarce Collection of Entries B[rown(e)], W[illiam]. Formulae Bene Placitandi. A Book of Entries: Containing Variety of Choice Precedents of Counts, Declarations, Informations, Pleas in Barre and in Abatement, Continuances, Replications, Rejoynders, Issues, Verdicts, Judgments After Verdict, Utlaries, Recoveries, & Avowries: And Divers Other Pleadings in Reall, Personall and Mixt Actions; Of Generall Use to the Students, Clerks and Practicers of the Courts of Kings Bench, And Common Pleas at Westminster: Which also May be Applyed to the Practice of All the Inferiour Courts of the Common Law of England. Collected from the Manuscripts Aswell of Some of the Learned Prothonotaries of the Court of Common Pleas, As of Divers Emminent Practicers in the Court of Kings Bench; Methodically Digested Under Apt Titles with an Exact table: By W.B. A Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas. Never Before Extant. London: Printed by E. Flesher, J. Streater, H. Twyford, 1671. [iv], 407,  pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over plain paper boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning, light foxing in places, some edgewear to preliminaries and final few leaves, light soiling to title page, library stamp to foot of title page and verso of final leaf. A nice copy in an attractive binding. $950. * First edition. A companion volume was published in 1674 and a second edition in 1675. All are scarce. OCLC locates 9 copies of the first edition in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Jenkins Law Library, Northwestern, Touro, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin State Law Library). English Short-Title Catalogue R35404.
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