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Chronica Juridicialia: or, An Abridgment and Continuation of. Edward Cooke, Sir William Dugdale.
Chronica Juridicialia: or, An Abridgment and Continuation of...
Chronica Juridicialia: or, An Abridgment and Continuation of...

Chronica Juridicialia: or, An Abridgment and Continuation of...

Cooke's 1739 Updated Edition of Dugdale's Origines Juridicialia Cooke, Edward. [Dugdale, Sir William (1605-1686)]. Chronica Juridicialia: or, An Abridgment and Continuation of Dugdale's Origines Juridicialia. Containing a Calendar of the Years of Our Lord God, and of the Reigns of the Kings of England and Great-Britain, From William the Conqueror, to the Present Year 1739. London: Printed for J. Worrall, 1739. [xvi], 209 pp. [Bound with] An Appendix to the Chronica Juridicialia, viz. From 1685, to 1739. London: Printed for J. Worrall, 1739. 19, [88], 8 pp. With 8 pp. publisher catalogue. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards and blind fillets to joints, rebacked in period style with raised bands and retained lettering piece, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing to boards, which are scuffed and scratched, moderate rubbing and light wear to board edges, corners bumped and worn, hinges cracked, faint offsetting to preliminaries, light edgewear and chipping to free endpapers, early bookseller description adhered to front pastedown. Light toning to interior, light foxing and soiling in a few places. $450. * Third edition, enlarged, and the second edition by Cooke. Dugdale's work is a rich mine of information concerning the sources of English law and the history of the early English legal profession, and provides a wealth of interesting information about the procedures, customs, ceremonies and administration of the Inns of Court and Chancery. This copy is enhanced significantly through the inclusion of the Appendix, which adds a wealth of useful supplemental detail. According to Marvin, "Our first inquiries after the History of the Laws of this Kingdom ought to begin with a careful reading of Sir William Dugdale's Origines Juridiciales, which we shall find so accurately penned, and with so good a mixture of learning and judgment, that 't will almost do the work alone. I cannot give a better view of this more elaborate treatise than by telling the reader that it full answers its title page." Holdsworth concurs, adding: "his book was the chief authority for the history of the Inns; and it is by no means superseded even at the present day." Holdsworth, The Historians of Anglo-American Law 41. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 279. English Short-Title Catalogu.

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