"His Reports Have a Peculiar Value" Barnardiston, Thomas [d. 1752]. Reports of Cases Determined in the Court of King's Bench, Together with Some Other Cases; From Trin. 12 Geo. I. to Trin. 7 Geo. II. With Tables of the Names of the Cases and of the Principal Matters. [London]: Printed by Henry Linton, 1744. Two volumes. [xiv], 470, 28; [xii], 470,  pp. Folio (12" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary calf with later rebacking, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines, corners mended, endpapers renewed. Some rubbing and scuffing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, joints starting at ends, hinges cracked, card pocket residue to pastedowns, library stamps to preliminaries and a few other leaves. Light toning to text, dampcrinking to head of text block above headlines with occasional light soiling, notes in early to a few leaves in each volume. $500. * Only edition. "His reports have a peculiar value, from the fact of containing the decisions of the great Lord Hardwicke, and if the author has occasionally fallen into slight errors, they are neither so glaring or numerous as to detract much from their merits" (Marvin). 94. Barnardiston was a legal reporter and serjeant-at-law. He also published reports on Chancery cases. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 94. Wallace, The Reporters 423-426. English Short-Title Catalogue T97750.
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