Darby's "Invaluable" Collection of English State Trials [Darby, John (d.1733), Compiler]. [Emlyn, S[ollen] (1697-1754), Editor]. A Complete Collection of State-Trials, And Proceedings for High-Treason, And Other Crimes and Misdemeanours; From the Reign of King Richard II. To the Reign of King George II. In Six Volumes. With Two Alphabetical tables to the Whole. With Additions. London: Printed for the Undertakers, John Walthoe Sen. and Jun. Thomas Wotton, Charles Bathurst, Jacob and Richard Tonson, And the Representatives of John Darby, Deceased [et al.], 1742. Six volumes. Main text in double columns. Folio (14" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf, gilt frames to boards, gilt spines with raised bands, lettering pieces and gilt volume numbers, blind tooling to board edges, Volumes I-III rebacked in period style retaining pieces of existing spine, hinges of those volumes mended. Moderate rubbing and scuffing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, spines abraded, wear to spine ends of Volumes IV-VI, boards of those volumes beginning to separate but secure. Title pages printed in red and black. Negligible light toning to interiors, heavier toning, light edgewear, light foxing and faint dampstaining to preliminaries and final leaves, light foxing to main texts in a few places, early owner signature (Vaughan) and recent owner signature (B.W. Palmer) to front pastedowns and free endpapers, front free endpaper lacking from Volume II. $750. * Third edition. Considered "invaluable" by Holdsworth, this collection of the most important criminal trials, constitutional cases and civil cases with relevance to public law was originally published as a four-volume set in 1719. Editions beginning with the fourth were edited by Francis Hargrave. Holdsworth, History of English Law XII:130. English Short-Title Catalogue T148933.
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