A Continuation of the Eighteenth-Century Successor to Rastell's Statutes Cay, Henry Boult. An Abridgment of the Publick Statutes Now in Force and of General Use from the Eleventh Year of King George II. to the First Year of His Present Majesty King George III. Inclusive: Being a Supplement to the Abridgment of the Late John Cay, Esq. London: Printed by Mark Baskett, 1766.  pp. Folio (12-3/4" x 8"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges, retained early armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Light rubbing and a few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners worn, moderate toning to text, occasional faint crinkling to top-edge of text block. $350. * Only edition. This book is a continuation of John Cay's An Abridgment of the Publick Statutes in Force and Use from Magna Charta, In the Ninth Year of King Henry III. To the Eleventh Year of His Present Majesty King George II. Inclusive (London, 1739). As Cowley notes, the "need for an abridgment of the statutes more adequate than anything that had appeared since the last addition of Rastell's Collection probably gave rise to this compilation... Cay's Abridgment maintained its popularity throughout the [18th] century." Cowley, A Bibliography of Abridgments, Digests, Dictionaries and Indexes of English Law to the Year 1800 xxxviii, 231. English Short-Title Catalogue T150447.
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