"His Reports Have a Peculiar Value" Barnardiston, Thomas [d. 1752]. Reports of Cases Determined in the High Court of Chancery, From April 25, 1740. to May 9. 1741. With Two Tables; One of the Names of the Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters. [London]: Printed by Henry Linton, 1742. , 502,  pp. Folio (11-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges, sprinkled edges of text block, ribbon marker. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities and spine, small nick to head of spine, corners lightly bumped, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front pastedown, small embossed Macclesfield crest to preliminaries, tiny early owner signature to front free endpaper. Moderate toning to preliminaries, offsetting to endleaves, main text notably bright. $450. * Only edition. "His reports have a peculiar value, from the fact of containing the decisions of the great Lord Hardwicke, and if the author has occasionally fallen into slight errors, they are neither so glaring or numerous as to detract much from their merits" (Marvin). 94. Barnardiston was a legal reporter and serjeant-at-law. He also published reports on King's Bench cases. 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. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 94. Wallace, The Reporters 514. English Short-Title Catalogue T95793.
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