Two Well-Respected Reporters Benloe, William [1516-1584], Reporter. Les Reports de Gulielme Benloe Serjeant del Ley, Des Divers Pleadings et Cases en le Court del Common-Bank, En le Several Roignes de les tres Hault & Excellent Princes, Le Roy Henry VII. Henry VIII. Edw. VI. & le Roignes Mary & Elizabeth. Ove Mult References al Lieuvres del Comen Ley, Ovesque deux Tables l'une des Nosmes des Cases l'Autre des Principal Matters Conteinus en Yeeux. London: Printed by the Assigns of R. And E. Atkins, 1689. [xii], 160, 177-319,  pp. Text continuous despite pagination. Text in Law-French, English and Latin. [Bound with] Dalison, Sir William [d. 1559]. Les Reports des Divers Special Cases Adjudge en le Court del Comon Bank en les Reignes de les tres Hault & Excellent Princes Hen. VIII. Edw. VI. et les Reignes Mar. & Eliz. Colligees par Gulielme Dalison un des Justices del Bank le Roy. Ove Deux Tables, l'Une Conteinant le Nosmes des Cases, l'Auter le Principal Matter en le Dit Livre. London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, 1689. [iv], 117,  pp. Text in Law-French, English and Latin. Folio (12-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Eighteenth-century calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules with (later?) corner fleurons to boards, retained eighteenth-century lettering piece, gilt-edged raised bands and gilt-stamped date to spine, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block, hinges mended. A few shallow scuffs to boards, light gatoring along joints, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, minor worming to margins of final 22 leaves above headlines, spark burns to a few leaves, some offsetting to margins of endleaves, half-title and final two index leaves, some edgewear to front free endpaper. $750. * Only editions. Benloe's Reports is often referred to as "old Benloe," and is usually found (as here) bound with Dalison's Reports. Indeed, this copy begins with an added general half-title listing both titles. Wallace refers to Benloe as an accurate reporter; while Dalison's reputation is reinforced by Coke's reference to him on at least three separate instances. Wallace, The Reporters 114-118. English Short-Title Catalogue R3718, R38837.
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