"Best Suited to Impart Instruction to the Student" Burrow, Sir James [1701-1782]. Decisions of the Court of King's Bench, Upon Settlement-Cases; From the Death of Lord Raymond, In March 1732, To June 1776, Inclusive. During which time Lord Hardwicke, Sir William Lee, Sir Dudley Ryder, and Lord Mansfield, Presided in that Court. To Which are Added, Two Tables, One of the Names of the Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters. With Additions of Marginal Notes, And References. London: Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers, For E. Brooke, 1790. [xvi], 328, 365-596, 627-708, 719-846,  pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Octavo (8-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends, corners and joints, corners bumped and somewhat worn, light gatoring to spine, rear hinge cracked, front board beginning to separate but secure. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to title page and a few other leaves, lower corner lacking from p. 845-846 with no loss to text, small owner stamps to front endleaves. $250. * Second edition. The first collection of settlement cases was published anonymously from 1750 and 1754. Burrow's collection, the second of its kind, was published in response to the request of justices of the peace and counsel attending quarter sessions. As he points out in the preface of this work, his position as Master of the Crown Office gave him unique opportunities for reporting the orders made by the court on these cases. This work went through three editions, the last one in 1786. Marvin notes that "of all other reporters [his style is] the most elementary and methodical, and, therefore, best suited to impart instruction to the student.": Legal Bibliography 165. English Short-Title Catalogue N6859.
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