Handsome Copy of a Scarce Treatise on the Office of the Master of the Rolls [Hardwicke, Philip Yorke, Earl of (1690-1764)]. A Discourse of the Judicial Authority Belonging to the Office of Master of the Rolls in the High Court of Chancery. London: Printed by W. Bowyer, And Sold by R. Williamson, 1727. 151,  pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent period-style calf by Philip Dusel, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light to moderate toning to interior, light browning to outer edges of margins, somewhat heavier browning to margins of final four leaves. A nice copy in a handsome binding. $850. * First edition. The third most senior judge in England and Wales after the President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls is the presiding officer of the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal and head of Civil Justice. A second edition was published in 1728. Both editions are scarce. According to the ESTC, 1050 copies of the first edition were printed, 50 in large-paper format. English Short-Title Catalogue TT95694.
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