Les Plees del Coron, Divisees in Plusors Titles, London, 1574.
Sixteenth-Century Edition of Staunford's Plees Staunford, Sir William [1509-1558]. Les Plees del Coron, Divisees in Plusors Titles & Comen Lieux. Per Queux Home Plus Redement & Plenairement Trovera Quelque Chose Queil Quira, Touchant les Dits Plees. Dernierment Corrigee Avecques un Table Parfaicte des Choses Notables Contenues en Ycelle, Nouvelment Revue et Corrigee. [London]: In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, 1574. [xiv], 193 [i.e. 198] ff. Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, raised bands and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs and stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, two small holes near spine ends, minor worming to front hinge, partial crack near foot of text block between front free endpaper and title page, which is printed within a woodcut architectural border. Light toning to interior, early underlining and brief annotations to a few leaves, small owner inkstamp of Walter Ashburner to verso of title page and [xiv], a blank. $950. * Later edition. Based on Bracton and the Year Books, Staunford's treatise is divided into three parts. The first treats offences, the second jurisdiction, appeals, indictments and defenses. The third deals with trials and convictions. First published posthumously in 1557, Plees was written after Staunford was appointed judge of the common pleas in 1554. Ashburner [1864-1936] was a notable legal historian, academic administrator and barrister. He is known for his research into the law of ancient Greece. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T489. English Short-Title Catalogue S117813.
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