First Edition of Ventris's Reports Ventris, Sir Peyton [1645-1691]. The Reports of Sir Peyton Ventris Kt. Late One of the Justices of the Common-Pleas. In Two Parts. The First Part Containing Select Cases Adjudged in the Kings-Bench, In the Reign of K. Charles II. With Three Learned Arguments, One in the Kings-Bench, By Sir Francis North When Attorney General, And Two in the Exchequer, by Sir Matthew Hale, When Lord Chief Baron. With Two Tables; One of the Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters. The Second Part Containing Choice Cases Adjudged in the Common-Pleas, In the Reigns of K. Charles II. And K. James II. And in the Three First Years of the Reign of His Now Majesty K. William and the Late Q. Mary; While He was a Judge in the Said Court: With the Pleadings to the Same. Also Several Cases and Pleadings Thereupon in the Exchequer-Chamber upon Writs of Error from the Kings-Bench. Together with Many Remarkable and Curious Cases in the Court of Chancery. Whereto are Added Three Exact Tables; One of the Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters, And the Third of the Pleadings. With the Allowance and Approbation of the Lord Keeper and All the Judges. London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkyns, 1696. [ii], [xii], 429, ; , 368,  pp. Two parts in one volume, each with title page, individual pagination and license leaves, portrait frontispieces lacking. Preliminaries of Part I bound of order following general title page; they should follow teh Part I title page. Title page of Part I preceded by general title page. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities, spine abraded and considerably worn, corners bumped and somewhat worn, boards partially detached, but secured by cords, a few cracks to text block. Light toning to text, occasional crinkling to top-edge of text block with soiling in a few places, a few leaves loose, minor wormholes along gutter in a few places, light foxing to preliminaries of Part I, light soiling, minor edgewear and small library stamp to general title page. $250. * First edition. An important collection of reports covering cases in King's Bench, 1668-1684, and Common Pleas and Chancery 1669-1691. Walla.
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