Book #73904
Item #73904 Years 40-50 of Edward III, Vulgate Edition. Year Book, Edward III, Vulgate Edition, Maynard's.
Years 40-50 of Edward III, Vulgate Edition.

Years 40-50 of Edward III, Vulgate Edition.

Cases from the Reign of Edward III, Part IV of the Vulgate Edition [Year Book]. [Vulgate Edition]. Edward III [1312-1377], King of England. Les Reports del Cases en Ley, Que Fuerunt Argues a Quadragesimo ad Quinquagesimum Annum' de Tres Haut & Puissant Prince Roy Edward le Tierce. Ore Novelment Imprimes, Corriges & Amendes, Avec les Notations & References al Brook, Fitzherbert & Statham. London: Printed by George Sawbridge [et al.] and are to be sold by H. Twyford [et al.], 1679. [ii], 2-49, 2-31, 26, 36, 2-46, 2-28, 2-34, 2-26, 34, 27, 27, [34] pp. Collates complete. Folio (15" x 9"). Recent pebbled cloth, blind fillets and gilt title and date to spine, endpapers renewed. Light soiling to boards, light rubbing to extremities, spine ends bumped, corners lightly worn. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing and soiling in several places, mostly to margins, small clean tears to edges of a few leaves not affecting text, upper corner of leaf B4 (pp. 16-17) lacking, no loss to text, brief later underlining and case citation to recto of leaf Bb1 (p. 19), offsetting from removed laid-in item to leaves Gg4v and Hh1r (pp. 29-30). $500. * First issue of Part IV 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 between 1678-1680 and also known as Maynard's edition, the Vulgate remains the standard edition to this day. English Short-Title Catalogue R200650. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:313 (16).

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Book number 73904