"Select and Approved Forms of Judicial Writs, And Other Process" [Writs]. [Great Britain]. Officina Brevium. Select and Approved Forms of Judicial Writs, And Other Process: With Their Retorns and Entries in the Court of Common Pleas at Westminster. As also Special Pleadings to Writs of Scire Facias. Collected out of Many Choice Manuscripts by Several Eminent Clerks and Practicers of the Said Court. London: Printed by George Sawbridge, William Rawlins, And Samuel Roycroft, 1679. [vi], 414,  pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-3/4"). Recent period-style calf, lettering piece and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, endpapers renewed. Some fading to spine, a few minor nicks to boards. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves. $750. * Only edition, one of two issues from 1679. "Writs (like Veins and Arteries, which, by conveying the blood and spirits into every part of the body, do thereby give it life and motion, which otherwise would be but an imperfect Lump of flesh, altogether unactive) are of that force and efficacy, that no Proceedings at Law (nay, even Records of the highest nature) can be available without them" (Preface). English Short-Title Catalogue R22362.
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