"Their General Accuracy, I Believe, Has not Been Questioned" Salkeld, William [1671-1715]. Reporter. Reports of Cases Adjudg'd in the Court of King's Bench; With Some Special Cases in the Courts of Chancery, Common Pleas and Exchequer, from the First Year of K. William and Q. Mary, To the Tenth Year of Queen Anne. With Two Tables; The One of the Names of the Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters Therein Contained. Allow'd and Approv'd by the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, And All the Judges. [London]: Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling, 1717. Two volumes. , 410, ; , 411-793,  pp. Complete. Includes two-page publisher advertisement. Folio (12-3/4" x 8"). Contemporary calf, glit rules to boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments, lettering piece, and small early paper shelf labels to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge of Volume I cracked, armorial bookplates of the Earls of Macclesfield to front pastedowns, small embossed Macclesfield crest to preliminaries. Light to moderate toning, browning and light foxing in a few places. $450. * First edition. Covers the period from 1689-1712. "The first two volumes of Salkfeld were published under the supervision of Lord Hardwicke, and their general accuracy, I believe, has not been questioned" (Wallace). Bibliographically distinct, a third volume was added to this set in 1724. 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 399-340. English Short-Title Catalogue T97358.
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