"Their General Accuracy, I Believe, Has not Been Questioned" Salkeld, William [1671-1715]. Reporter. Reports of Cases Adjudg'd in the Court of King's Bench; With Some Special Cases in the Courts of Chancery, Common Pleas and Exchequer, From the First Year of K. William and Q. Mary, To the Tenth Year of Queen Anne. With Two Tables; The One of the Names of the Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters Therein Contained. Allow'd and Approv'd of by the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, And All the Judges. The Third Edition Carefully Corrected, To Which are Now Added Proper References, More Than in Any Former Edition, To the Reports of the Law. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling, (Assigns of E. Sayer, Esq;) for J. Walthoe, 1731. Two volumes in one. [xiv], 410, ; , 411-793,  pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules and fillets to boards, raised bands, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. Moderate rubbing and some nicks, scuffs and scratches to boards, rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends, small faint dampstain near foot of spine, front joint starting at ends, rear joint starting at head, light wear to board edges and corners, which are bumped, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield and early shelfmark (?) to front pastedown, early ownership signature (of Thomas Clarke) to front free endpaper, small embossed Macclesfield stamps to preliminaries, light worming to upper left corner of rear pastedown. Light toning to interior, minor worming to upper gutter of last 20 or so leaves without loss to text, otherwise internally fresh. $300. * Third edition. Covers the period from 1689-1712. "The first two volumes of Salkfeld were published under the supervision of Lord Hardwicke, and their general accuracy, I believe, has not been questioned" (Wallace). Bibliographically distinct and not present in our copy, a third volume was added to this set in 1724. Our copy of this title belonged to the Earls of Macclesfield. Housed in Shirbirn Castle, near Watlington, Oxfordshire, it was one of the finest private libraries in Great Britain. Sir Thomas Clarke [1703-1754] was a British jurist and close friend of George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield. Wallace, The Reporters 399-340. English Short-Title Catalogue T97360.
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