A Strong Case for Royal Review of Chancery Courts Williams, Walter. Jus Appellandi ad Regem Ipsum a Cancellaria: Or, A Manifestation of the King's Part and Power to Relieve His Subjects Against Erroneous and Unjust Decrees in Chancery. Collected out of the Authorities of Law. By Walter Williams of the Middle-Temple, Esq. London: [S.n.], 1683. [xiii], 128 [i.e. 136] pp. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Later three-quarter calf over pebbled boards, gilt title and date to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities, slight creasing to spine and joints, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge just starting at head. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing and dampspotting to a few leaves, small holes to upper corner of leaves B2-C5 (pp. 3-26) without loss to text and to text block of leaf A2 (pp. [iii]-[iv]) with no loss to legibility. Ex-library with institution's name and seal in gilt to boards, bookplate to front pastedown, and small ink stamps to title page and several other leaves (affecting legibility slightly on p. 99). Rare. $850. * First edition. The seventeenth century saw a wave of anxiety over the role of the Court of Chancery, and the topic of chancery reform became increasingly important. Our work puts forward a strong, historically-grounded case for the King's personal review of Chancery. It was reissued in 1684 along with a second part. Williams was a Middle Temple bencher and the Keeper of its library in the early eighteenth century. OCLC locates 13 copies of this edition, 4 in law libraries (Harvard, Columbia, Northwestern, Jenkins). English Short-Title Catalogue R7919.
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