Book #73546
The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A. Sir Edward Coke, Earls of Macclesfield copy.
The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A...
The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A...
The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A...
The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A...

The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A...

Handsome 1719 Edition of Coke on Littleton Coke, Sir Edward [1552-1643]. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Or, A Commentary Upon Littleton, Not the Name of the Author Only, But of the Law It Self (...) Also Three Learned Tracts of the Same Author: The First, His Reading upon the 27th of Edward the First, Entituled, The Statute of Levying Fines: The Second, Of Bail and Mainprize: And the Third, His Compleat Copyholder. The Eleventh Edition, (Carefully Corrected from the Many Errors of the Former Impressions) to Which is Added, The Treatise of the Old Tenures of the Laws of England: With Two New Tables; And Many References to the Modern Law Cases, Never Printed Before, And Distinguished from the Old References by This Mark (+). London: Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling, MDCCXIX [1719]. [xviii], 100 pp., 402 ff., [74] pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece of Coke, copperplate portrait of Littleton facing Fol. 1, folding woodcut table of descent and consanguinity. With a 4 pp. subscriber list. Folio (13" x 8"). Contemporary calf, gilt rules and corner fleurons to boards, raised bands, lettering piece and gilt ornaments and tiny early paper shelf label to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. A few minor nicks and shallow scuffs to boards, light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front pastedown, small embossed Macclesfield stamps to preliminaries. Moderate toning to interior, light browning and foxing in places. A handsome copy. $750. * Eleventh edition, one of two issues from 1719. Coke's Institutes, which eventually comprised four volumes, are thought to be the first textbooks on the modern common law. Taken together, they are a virtual legal encyclopedia of the law as it stood in Coke's lifetime. The first Institutes, better known as Coke on Littleton, contains the text of Sir Thomas Littleton's Tenures with extensive commentary. It was first published in 1628, and was a standard work for decades, often used as a textbook. Our copy of this title belonged to the Earls of Macclesfield. Housed in Shirbirn Castle, near Watlington, Oxfordshire, it was one of the finest private libraries in Great Britain. English Short-Title Catalogue N6886.

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