Gilbert on the Court of Exchequer [Gilbert, Sir Geoffrey (1674-1726)]. An Historical View of the Court of Exchequer, And of the King's Revenues, There Answered. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, And R. Gosling, 1738. [xxiv], 151,  pp. Title page preceded by publisher advertisement. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and faint early hand-lettered title to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, some wear to spine ends, joints just starting at ends, pastedowns loose, later bookplate (of Robert J. Hayhurst) to front inside board. A remarkably well-preserved copy. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier toning to margins in places, light soiling to endleaves, early owner initials to front endleaf. $950. * First edition. Gilbert was a distinguished Whig judge, puisne baron of the exchequer, fellow of the Royal Society and prolific legal writer. An Historical View of the Court of Exchequer is one of two studies he wrote about that court. A well-regarded work, it went through two later editions in 1795 and 1817. English Short-Title Catalogue T94192.
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