Placita Generalia et Specialia: In an Exact Collection of the Most...
A Thorough Guide to Pleading, Jefferson Owned a Copy [Pleading]. [Great Britain]. Placita Generalia et Specialia. In an Exact Collection of the Most Usefull and Necessary Presidents of Declarations, Plaints, Demurrers, Pleas in Barr, Abatement and Disability, Issues, Verdicts, Judgments by Confession, And After Verdict: With Variety of Process Relating Thereunto. Together with the Stiles and Forms of Entring Pleadings As Well As in Superiour Courts, As Inferior, And Limited Jurisdictions. A Work Universally Advantagious to the Students, Clerks, Sollicitors, And Attorneys Concerned in the Common Laws of England. London: Printed for Charles Harper, and John Amery, 1674. [vi], 685,  pp. Numerous pagination errors, collates complete. First leaf blank, publisher advertisements to final page. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules and corner ornaments to boards, rebacked and discreetly recornered, raised bands, blind fillets, gilt date and retained lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and a few scuffs and scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped, hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block, hinges mended, faint offsetting to endpapers. Light toning to interior, light foxing in a few places, light soiling and spark burns to a few leaves, clean tear to fore-edge of leaf I1 (pp. 129-130) affecting text on p. 129 without loss to legibility, occasional faint dampstaining to pp. 573-524 [i.e. 624]. $850. * Only edition. Preface in English, main text and index in Latin. A thorough, alphabetically-digested guide to pleading designed for any "Industrious Practicer in the Common Law" (Preface). The broad utility of this title is demonstrated by its place in Jefferson's library. OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Columbia, Library of Congress, Los Angeles County, Northwestern, 2 at Harvard). Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 1904. English Short-Title Catalogue R33466.
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