Book #73878
Item #73878 Law Tracts, Containing 1. A Proposition for Compiling and Amendment. Sir Francis Bacon.
Law Tracts, Containing 1. A Proposition for Compiling and Amendment...

Law Tracts, Containing 1. A Proposition for Compiling and Amendment...

"A More Complete Lawyer Than Any of His Contemporaries" Bacon, Sir Francis [1561-1626]. Law Tracts, Containing 1. A Proposition for Compiling and Amendment of Our Laws. 2. An Offer of a Digest of the Laws. 3. The Elements of the Common Laws of England, Containing a Collection of Some Principal Rules and Maxims of the Common Law, With their Latitude and Extent. 4. The Use of the Law for Preservation of our Persons, Goods and Good Names, According to the Practice of the Laws and Customs of this Land. 5. Cases of Treason, Felony, Praemunire, Prerogative of the King, Of the Office of a Constable. 6. Arguments in Law in Certain Great and Difficult Cases, Viz. Of Impeachment of Waste. Low's Case of Tenures. Of Revocation of Uses. The Jurisdiction of the Marches. 7. Ordinances in Chancery for the Better and More Regular Administration of Justice in the Chancery, To be Daily Observed, Saving the Prerogative of the Court. 8. Reading on the Statute of Uses. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot (Assignee of Edw. Sawyer, Esq;), 1741. [ii], 356, [16] pp. Publisher advertisement on verso of half-title. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and a few small scratches and stains to boards, front board detached, rear board near-detached, moderate rubbing to extremities, light gatoring and a few nicks to spine, lower right corner of lettering piece, which has a chip to its top-edge, lacking with loss to text, spine ends chipped, corners bumped and worn, moderate toning and light foxing to endleaves, early ownership signatures (Thomas Williams, 1760) to front pastedown and title page, armorial bookplate (Penry Williams) to front pastedown. Very light toning to interior, negligible light soiling to margins in several places, light creasing to margins or corners of a few leaves not affecting text, slight crack in text block between pp. 128-129, all leaves secure, text notably bright and fresh. A good candidate for rebacking. $500. * Second and final edition, a reissue of the first edition, 1737, with a reset title page and half-title. This book is notable as the only collected edition of Bacon's legal works and the only work that includes the essays listed as Tracts 1, 2 and 6. Bacon,

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