"Cases Tempore Talbot" [Forrester, Alexander]. Cases in Equity During the Time of the Late Lord Chancellor Talbot: With Tables of the Names of Cases, And Principal Matters. [London]: Printed by H. Lintot for T Waller, 1741. [ii], vi, 286,  pp. Includes one-page publisher advertisement. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges, ribbon marker. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, rear joint starting at head, corners bumped and lightly worn, hinges starting, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front pastedown, small embossed Macclesfield crest to preliminaries. Light toning, light soiling and dampspotting to a few leaves, offsetting to margins of endleaves, owner signature and annotation of Sir Thomas Clarke to front free endpaper. A nice copy. $250. * First edition. Usually cited as "Cases Tempore Talbot," this is a respected collection of cases heard by one of England's greatest judges. "Undoubtedly, everywhere in the Cases Temp. Talbot you see the purest and most steady intelligence, united with affection unfailing for the justice of the case" (Wallace). 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. Thomas Clarke [1703-1764] was a lawyer and judge who served as Master of the Rolls. He was a protege and later close friend of the Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield [1666-1732], Lord Chief Justice from 1710 to 1718 and Lord High Chancellor from 1718-1725. Wallace, The Reporters 507, 509. English Short-Title Catalogue T95697.
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