Reports in Chancery, 1615-1712 [Great Britain]. Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Taken and Adjudged in the Court of Chancery, In the Reign of King Charles I., Charles II., James II., William III. And Queen Anne. Being Special Cases and Most of Them Decreed With the Assistance of the Judges, And All of Them Referring to the Register Books: Wherein are Settled Several Points of Equity, Law and Practice. To Which are Added Learned Arguments Relating to the Antiquity of the Said Court, Its Dignity, Power and Jurisdiction: The Great Case Between the Dutchess of Albemarle and the Earl of Bath: And a List of All the Lord Chancellors, Lord Keepers, And Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, Since the First Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, Down to the Present Time; With Two Tables to Each Volume; One of the Names of the Cases and the Other of the Principal Matters. With Many Additional References to the Later Books and Authorities, and Carefully Corrected from the Many Errors in the Former Impressions. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1736. Three volumes in one, each with title page and index. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to boards, endpapers renewed. Light toning, faint dampstaining to head of text block, light foxing to preliminaries and a few other places, tiny library stamps to title pages and a few other leaves, tipped-in leaf of contemporary manuscript notes before p. 1 of Part I. $500. * Third, final and best edition. The first editions of these volumes were published in 1693, 1694 and 1716. "The different Parts of this book possess unequal merit. The first two...are characterized by Chancellor Kent "as lose and meagre, without much weight or authority;" while of the third Part he says, "that some cases in it, decided by Lord Cowper, are uncommonly well reported.": Wallace, The Reporters 479, see also 477-78. English Short-Title Catalogue T95282.
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