Critical Edition of the Earliest English Law Reports Brand, Paul A., Editor. The Earliest English Law Reports. London: Selden Society, 1996-2006. 4 volumes. Complete set. Original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettered spines, negligible light shelfwear. A fine set. $250. * Selden Society Volumes 111, 112, 122, 123. Volume I: Common Bench Reports to 1284; Volume II: Common Bench Reports 1285-1289 and Undated Reports 1279-1289; Volume III: Eyre Reports to 1285; Volume IV: Eyre Reports 1286-9 and Undated Eyre Reports, Exchequer of the Jews Reports, Pre-1290 Assize Reports, Pre-1290 Reports from Unidentified Courts and Additional Pre-1290 Common Bench Reports. Vol. 111, for 1995. EARLIEST ENGLISH LAW REPORTS, Vol. I. Edited by Dr PAUL BRAND. English law-reporting began at the end of Henry reign, but during the first half of the reign of his successor Edward I there is no Common Bench term for which more than seven datable reports survive. Vols.111-112 contain all the reports of 142 cases heard in the Common Bench between 1268 and 1289, being all those which are identifiable as such in the miscellaneous collections of undated reports found in manuscript. Three-quarters of the cases have been identified in the plea rolls, and the matching enrolments are printed with the reports. The introduction describes the main manuscripts from which the reports are taken, and gives background information about the justices mentioned in them. Vol. 112, for 1996. EARLIEST ENGLISH LAW REPORTS, Vol. II Edited by Dr PAUL BRAND. A continuation of the edition in Vol. 111, with cases from 1285 to 1292. The introduction provides background information about the serjeants mentioned in the reports. Vol. 122, for 2005: EARLIEST ENGLISH LAW REPORTS, Vol. III Edited by Dr PAUL BRAND, F.B.A. This volume continues the editing of the pre-1290 law reports begun in vols. 111 and 112, of which some 150 cases have been identified. It contains pre-1285 general eyre reports from some twelve counties. The introduction traces the background and careers of the dramatis personae, the judges and serjeants who appear in the cases; and considers the early emergence of the professional lawyer. Vol. 123, for 2006: EARLIEST ENGLISH LAW REPORTS, Vol. IV Edited by Dr PAUL BRAND, F.B.A. This volume concludes the editing of all identifiable pre-1290 law report.
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