Coke's Successor as Chief Justice Hobart, Sir Henry [d. 1625]. [Nottingham, Heneage Finch, Earl of (1621-1682)]. The Reports of that Reverend and Learned Judge, The Right Honourable Sr. Henry Hobart Knight and Baronet, Lord Chief Justice of His Majesties Court of Common Pleas; And Chancellor to Both Their Highnesses Henry and Charles, Princes of Wales. Purged from the Errors of All Former Impressions, And Enlarged with New Notes in the Margent. With an Exact Alphabetical Table, By an Honourable and Learned Hand. London: Printed by G. Sawbridge, W. Rawlins, and S. Roycroft, 1678. [xvi], 350,  pp. Lacking copperplate portrait frontispiece. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, rebacked retaining existing spine with raised bands, early hand-lettered title and fragment of small shelf label, hinges mended. Inkspatters, light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, light gatoring to spine, corners bumped. Moderate toning, faint dampstaining to upper outside corners of final 32 leaves, brief annotations in a few places, early owner signature ("J. Davis") in tiny hand to head of title page. $250. * Third edition. Hobart was Coke's successor as chief justice. These reports (in English), which have long been accepted as the standard source for the period, cover cases in King's Bench, Common Pleas, and the Star Chamber from 1603 to 1625, with some cases from the reign of Queen Elizabeth. A durable work, it passed through seven editions, unaltered, from 1641 to 1724. Marvin identifies Finch as the "honourable and learned hand." Marvin, Legal Bibliography 388. Wallace, The Reporters 229. English Short-Title Catalogue R14033.
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