Gilbert's Cases in Equity [Gilbert, Sir Geoffrey (1674-1726)]. Reports of Cases in Equity, Argued and Decreed in the Courts of Chancery and Exchequer, Chiefly in the Reign of King George I. By a Late Learned Judge. To Which are Added Some Select Cases in Equity, Heard and Determined in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland. By the Same Hand. With Two Alphabetical Tables; The One of the Names of the Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters Contained in These Reports. Carefully Corrected; With Many Additional Notes and References to the Reports Published Since the Former Edition. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1742. [viii], 275,  pp. Folio (13-3/4" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges, sprinkled edges of text block. Light rubbing and a few nicks and minor scuffs to boards. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges starting, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front pastedown, small embossed Macclesfield crest to preliminaries, shelf number (?) in early hand to head of front free endpaper. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places, offsetting to margins of endleaves, lighter offsetting to margins of title page. $250. * Second edition. Gilbert's works were held in high regard by his contemporaries and such distinguished figured as Blackstone and Mansfield. As the Dictionary of National Biography notes, they "are marked by precision and lucidity of style, and very considerable mastery of [the] subject, and evince a real desire to exhibit it in a logical shape" (VII:1205). 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. The first edition of this work was published in 1734. English Short Title Catalogue T95287.
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