The Only Abridgment of Doctor and Student Saint German, Christopher [1460?-1540]. An Exact Abridgement of That Excellent Treatise Called Doctor and Student. London: Printed by [John Haviland for] the Assignes of Iohn More Esquire, And are Sold by Mathew Walbancke, At Grayes Inne Gate, 1630.  pp. Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary sheep with later morocco rebacking, blind rules to boards, gilt title and rules to spine, existing endpapers retained. Light rubbing and a few nicks and tiny wormholes to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, front hinge cracked. Moderate toning to interior, faint dampspotting in a few places, early owner signature (Peter Nash) over struck-though signature to front free endpaper, brief early annotations to a few leaves. $300. * First edition. First published in 1523, Doctor and Student is cast in the form of two dialogues between a doctor of divinity and a law student. It discusses the nature and object of law, the religious and ethical standards of law, the foundations of the common law, equity and the jurisdiction of Parliament. It was an influential work into the eighteenth century. The Exact Abridgment was produced by an anonymous editor with the initials, seen at then end of the preface, "I.L." (One of the annotations in our copy identifies the author as "I. Lightfoot.") It is the only abridgment of this work. A second edition was published in 1658. Both editions are scarce. OCLC locates no copies in North American law libraries, the ESTC locates 3 (Columbia, Harvard, UCLA). English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) S116394.
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