"The First Full, And Clear Reporter of Chancery Cases" Williams, William Peere [1664-1736]. Williams, William Peere, Jr., Editor. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, And of Some Special Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench: Collected by William Peere Williams, Late of Gray's Inn, Esq; Published with Notes and References, And Two Tables to Each Volume; One of the Names of Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters: By his Son William Peere Williams, Of the Inner Temple, Esq; Corrected, With Additional References. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1746. Two volumes. [xv], 788, [lxxxiii]; [ix], 687,  pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece. Folio (12-1/4" x 8"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, lettering pieces, gilt-edged raised bands and blind ornaments to spine, hinges mended. Some rubbing and scuffing to boards, corners bumped and worn, later owner bookplate to front pastedowns. Moderate toning, light foxing in places, early owner signatures (Geo. Hayward and an illegible name dated 1784) to title pages. An attractive set. $500. * Second Edition. Covers the period from 1695-1736. "These reports, embracing a term of time when a succession of eminent men presided in Chancery, and when Equity was assuming, and in a considerable degree had assumed, the character of a science, were regarded as one of the most perspicuous, useful, and interesting repositories of equity law to be found in the language. (...) 'We may perhaps regard Peere Williams,' says my valued correspondent, Mr. Heterick, 'as the first full, and clear reporter of chancery cases that is.'": Wallace, The Reporters 498-499. English Short-Title Catalogue T94601.
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