A Well-Regarded Eighteenth-Century Reporter Comyns, Sir John [c.1667-1740]. [Comyns, John, Translator, Editor]. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer: To Which are Added Some Special Cases in the Court of Chancery, And Before the Delegates; In the Reigns of King William, Queen Anne, King George the First, And His Present Majesty. By the Right Honourable Sir John Comyns, Knt. Late Lord Chief Baron of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. With Two Tables, One of the Names of the Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1744. [xii], 757,  pp. Includes one-page publisher advertisement. Copperplate portrait frontispiece. Imprimatur on verso of second leaf. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, gilt tooling to board edges, rebacked in period style, raised bands, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing, scuffing, and staining to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges with wear to corners. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing and dampspotting, faint dampstaining to top-edge of text block in a few places. $350. * First edition. Holdsworth says Comyn's are "far fuller and more illuminating" than other contemporary reporters. Later editions followed in 1791 and 1792. Written in Law-French, these reports were translated, edited and published by John Comyn, the reporter's nephew. Holdsworth, History of English Law VI: 562-563, XII:130. Wallace, The Reporters 412. English Short-Title Catalogue T44776.
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