Brooke on the Limitation of Actions Brooke, Sir Robert [d. 1558]. The Reading of that Famous Lawyer Sr. Robert Brook Kt. upon the Statute of Limitations, 32. H.8. Cap. 2. London: Printed for Hen. Twyford, 1647. , 182 pp. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, gilt rules to board edges, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing and minor worming in a few places, faint library stamp and early owner signature ("Richard Powell: Inner Temple") to title page, another library stamp to head of following leaf. A nice copy in a handsome binding. $1,250. * Only edition. This is the published version of a lecture on the limitation of actions presented at the Middle Temple. As Holdsworth notes, these presentations were an important part of a law student's education. They usually addressed recent statutes, narrow topics or complicated legal points. Brooke was renowned for his great learning as a scholar and his probity as a judge. His great achievement was La Graunde Abridgement (1st ed. 1573), an updated and expanded version of Fitzherbert's Abridgement (1st ed. 1516). Holdsworth, A History of English Law V:393. English Short-Title Catalogue R24091.
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