A Valuable Set of Reports Pollexfen, Henry [1631-1691], Reporter. The Arguments and Reports of Sr. Hen. Pollexfen, Kt. Late Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, In Some Special Cases, By Him Argued During the Time of his Practice at the Barr. Together with Divers Decrees in the High Court of Chancery. Upon Limitations of Trusts of Terms for Years. The Whole Printed from the Author's Original Manuscript. Revised and Corrected With His Own Hand. And Published with the Allowance and Approbation of the Lord Keeper, And All the Judges. London: Printed for R. Smith and John Deeve, 1702. [xii], 180, 185-250, 369-664,  pp. Pagination irregular, but complete. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands, lettering piece and small early paper shelf labels to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and a few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities and backstrip, corners bumped and moderately worn, minor worming and armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front pastedown, small embossed Macclesfield crest to title page and following two leaves. Interior notably fresh, brief early annotations in a few places, light soiling to a few leaves, foxing to endleaves, light soiling to title page. $250. * Only edition, of two issues, both from 1702. Based on the author's manuscript notes of cases in which he was a participant, these valuable reports were published posthumously in English with revisions and corrections added by the author. Pollexfen "was a lawyer of extensive practice and seems to have been engaged in most of the important cases (of the period)" (Wallace). The reports include cases heard in the courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, Exchequer, and Chancery from 1669-1685; there are a few earlier cases as well. Our copy of this title belonged to the Earls of Macclesfield. Housed in Shirbirn Castle, near Watlington, Oxfordshire, it was one of the finest private libraries in Great Britain. Wallace, The Reporters 346. English Short-Title Catalogue N30019.
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