Cases "Shewing the Whole Practice" of the Court of King's Bench [Great Britain]. [Court of King's Bench]. Cases of Practice in the Court of King's Bench at Westminster, From the Reign of Queen Eliz. To the 14th of K. George III. A Period of Near 220 Years. Selected From, And Examined by The Books of Reports; And Methodically Arranged Under Proper Titles. Shewing the Whole Practice of that Court, Antient and Modern; And Being a Complete Guide to All Barristers as Well as Attornies. With a Table, Containing the Names of the Cases, And an Index of the Principal Matters. By a Gentleman of the Middle Temple. London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, 1778. [iv], ii, , 256,  pp. Quarto (10-3/4" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf with later buckram rebacking, blind fillets to boards, library name to front, library insignia to rear, raised bands, calf lettering piece and gilt library name to spine, hinges reinforced with cloth tape. Light rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, library bookplate to front pastedown, a few cracks to text block. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, brief annotations in early hand in a few places, small library stamps to title page and a few other leaves. $200. * Only edition. The contents, derived from cases reported from 1558 and 1775, are arranged alphabetically by topic. "The advantage of such a compilation to the Barrister and the Attorney is manifest. The former sees at one view, without the trouble of turning over the voluminous reports of ages, all they contain on the subject of his enquiries: the latter hath the same advantage.... For understanding the practice of the court, the attorney should assist himself by every means he can;-for other questions that come before the court, he must apply for the information and assistance of the bar. This was the line that formerly separated the two parts of the profession from each other, and which, if gone into some disuse in these enlightened times, doth not always turn out to the advantage of the suitor" (Preface). English Short-Title Catalogue T95695.
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