Early Edition of Keilwey's Reports Keilwey, Robert [1497-1581]. Croke, Sir John [1553-1620], Editor. [Caryll, John, Reporter]. Relationes Quorundam Casuum Selectorum ex Libris Rob: Keilwey Ar: Qui Temporib[us] Foelicissimae Memoriae Regis Henrici Septimi, & Inclitissimi Regis Henrici Octavi, Emerserunt, & In Prioribus Impressionibus Relationum de Terminis Illorum Regum non Exprimuntur: in Lucem Editae, An. 44. Illustrissimi Regni Serenissimae Reginae Elizabethae. Necnon, Relationes Nonnulloru[m] Casuum per Reverendum Judicem Gulielmum Dalison, Unum Justiciariorum de Banco Regis, Tempore Regni Reginae Elizabetha, & Per Gulielmum Bendloes Servientem ad Legem, Tempore dictae Reginae: Quorundam Statutorum per Aequitatem Constructionem Continentes. Cum Indice Locupletissimo Alphabetica serie Disposito. London: Excusum per assignationem Johannis Moore Armigeri, 1633. [iv], 215, [13 ff. Folio (11" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, gilt-edged raised bands, lettering piece and blind ornaments to spine, hinges mended, rear free endpaper renewed. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to board edges with wear to corners, recent owner bookplate to front pastedown, hinges starting. Title printed within woodcut architectural border. Moderate toning to text, some chipping to edges of preliminaries and final three leaves, brief annotations in early hand to a few leaves, light soiling to title page, small later owner stamp to bottom margin, later owner signature to front free endpaper. $500. * Second edition. First published in Latin 1602, this collection "from the library of Rob. Keilway" reports cases from 1495 to 1531. It includes "many decisions in these reigns [12 Hen. VII-22 Hen. VIII], not printed in any prior reports, and contains, in addition, some cases incerti temporis, and some temp. Ed. III" (Wallace). Most of these cases were reported by John Caryll. Wallace, The Reporters 119. English Short-Title Catalogue R4204.
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