Perhaps the Most Authoritative Reports from the Reign of George III Willes, Sir John [1685-1761]. Durnford, Charles, Editor. Reports of Adjudged Cases in the Court of Common Pleas. During the Time Lord Chief Justice Willes Presided in that Court; Together with Some Few Cases of the Same Period Determined in the House of Lords, Court of Chancery, And Exchequer Chamber. Taken from the Manuscripts of Lord Chief Justice Willes. With Notes and References to Prior and Subsequent Decisions, By Charles Durnford, of the Middle-Temple, Barrister at Law. Philadelphia: Printed for P. Byrne, 1802. 8, , 691,  pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and scuffing to boards, which are slightly bowed, moderate rubbing to extremities, light gatoring to spine, front board partially detached but secure, corners bumped and lightly worn, two small stamps (Rockingham County) to front pastedown and free endpaper, early owner signature (Sam Prescott 1811) to following endleaf. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing. $100. * First American edition. Covering the years 1737-1760, these are probably among the most authoritative Reports from the Reign of George III. As Wallace notes, they offer fine examples of judicial integrity and candor. Kent says Durnford's editorial work shows "unequivocal testimony of his diligence of inquiry, and accuracy of information." Kent cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography 736. Wallace, The Reporters 438-439.
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