From the Reigns of Edward I and Edward II, Part I of the Vulgate Edition [Year Books]. [Vulgate Edition]. [Maynard's Edition]. Edward I [1239-1307], King of England. Edward II [1284-1327], King of England. Les Reports des Cases Argue & Adjudge in le Temps del' Roy Edward le Second, Et Auxy Memoranda del' Exchequer en Temps le Roy Edward le Primer. Solonq; Les Ancient Manuscripts Ore Remanent en les Maines de Sir Jehan' Maynard Chevaler, Serjeant de la Ley al sa Tres Excellent Majesty le Roy Charles le Second. Ovesq; Un Perfect Table des Matters en les Dits Cases de Temps del' Roy Edward le Second, Colligee per le Mesme Serjeant. London: Printed by George Sawbridge [et al.], for T. Basset [et al.], 1678. [iv], 43, , 115, 132-216, 221-453, , 454-461 [i.e. 469], 462-665, 669, 667-668, 679-685,  pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Folio (14-1/2" x 9"). Recent pebbled cloth, blind fillets and gilt title and (erroneous) date to spine, endpapers renewed. Light soiling to boards, light rubbing to extremities, spine ends and corners bumped, lower corner of rear board lightly worn. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing, soiling and faint dampstaining/spotting in several places, mostly to margins but somewhat heavier to last few leaves, bottom edges of leaves GG-Nnn6 (pp. 221-461) lightly worn with no loss to text, small early annotation ("Quod tibi nonvis fieri, Alteri ne feceris") to title page. $500. * First issue of Part I of the Vulgate edition. It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the Year Books. As a series of notes on debates and points of pleadings in Norman England they are of crucial primary sources for our knowledge of medieval common law. They also provide a richly detailed portrait of contemporary English life, customs and manners. The origin of the Year Books is unknown. Some scholars believe the earliest volumes were notes transcribed by law students for study and for the use of lawyers in later cases while others maintain they were made by lawyers. Though it is not known when the first manuscript volumes were compiled, the date from the 1270s to 1535. Printed editions of the Year Books were first issued by William de Machlinia between 1481 and 1482. Issued from 1678-1680 and also known as Maynard's edition, the Vulgate remains the standard edition to this day. English Short-Title.
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