Hughes's Queries; Or, Choice Cases for Moots, Containing Several...
The Only Early English Collection of Mooted Cases Hughes, William, of Gray's Inn. Hughes's Queries. Or, Choice Cases for Moots, Containing Several Points of Law, Not Resolved in the Books. Being Very Useful for the Students of the Common Lawes. London: Printed for George Dawes, 1675. [xxxvi], 136,  pp. With initial imprimatur leaf and publisher catalogue to last  pp. 12mo. (5-1/2" x 3-1/4"). Recent calf, blind frames to boards, gilt title, fillets and publication date to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, faint dampstaining, spotting and browning to margins in a few places, small burns to fore-edges of leaves D9-12 (pp. 65-72) with no loss to text. $675. * Only edition. Organized alphabetically by topic, this is the earliest collection of mooted cases. Each example describes the facts, outlines the issues and offers conclusions. As Holdsworth points out, this book aimed to revive a tradition in English pedagogy that predates the Inns of Court. Holdsworth, A History of English Law VI:600. English Short-Title Catalogue R32040.
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