"A Work of Credit and Celebrity" Croke, Sir George [1560-1642]. Grimston, Sir Harbottle, Translator and Editor. Reports of Sr George Croke Kt, Late One of the Justices of the Court of Kings-Bench, And Formerly One of the Justices of the Court of Common-Bench. London: [various imprints], 1661, 1659 and 1669. 3 parts in 3 books. [xxxii], 472, 457-920, ; [xviii], 620, 617-700, ; [xxiv], 610,  pp. Pagination, collation and binding order occasionally differ from ESTC records; text complete. With copperplate portrait frontispieces to each volume and a 3 pp. publisher catalogue to Part I. Folio (11" x 6-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands, blind fillets and lettering pieces to spines, blind tooling to board edges (gilt tooling to Part III). Light rubbing and a few scuffs, nicks and scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends, most joints starting, front board of Part III separated but secured by cords, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked or starting, later bookplate (of Alfred Robert Young) to front pastedown of Part III. Light toning to text, light foxing, more moderate toning and faint dampstaining in a few places, tears to edges of a few leaves without loss to text, a few partial cracks to text block of Part I, small tears to a few leaves of Part III, including frontispiece, with minor loss to image and text but not legibility, brief early annotations throughout both volumes (the same hand in Parts I-II, a different hand in Part III), some affected by trimming in Part III. $750. * Initially issued in separate volumes beginning in 1657 and collected as a set in 1683, these reports were translated from Law-French and edited by Grimston. They cover the years spanning 1582-1641. Kent considers this set "a work of credit and celebrity among the old Reporters," which has "sustained its character in every succeeding age.": Wallace. The brief but extensive notes to our copy are nearly all case citations, mostly to other reporters such as Coke and Yelverton. Wallace, The Reporters 198-205. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) R31318, R31317, R37691.
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