"Matter Profound...With Convenient Brevity" Popham, Sir John [1531-1607]. Reports and Cases, Collected by the Learned, Sir John Popham, Knight, Late Lord Chief-Justice of England. Written with His Own Hand in French, And Now Faithfully Translated into English. To Which are Added Some Remarkable Cases Reported by Other Learned Pens Since his Death. With an Alphabeticall Table, Wherein May be Found the Principall Matters Contained in this Booke. London: Printed by Tho: Roycroft for John Place, 1656. [viii], 212,  pp. One-page publisher advertisement at rear of text. Folio (11-1/4" x 7"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt-edged raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block. Moderate toning, occasional faint dampstaining to fore-edge of text block and gutter, light browning and moderate edgewear to preliminaries, light soiling, a vertical crease, miniscule owner signature and a few faint annotations in pencil to title page. $300. * First edition, one of two issues from 1656. Popham reports cases in the Courts of King's Bench and Star Chamber from 1592 and 1627. It isn't an authoritative work, but Marvin states they "contain matter profound, yet with convenient brevity, and are of good authority and use.": Legal Bibliography 577. English Short-Title Catalogue R22432.
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