The Entring Clerk's Vade Mecum, Being an Exact Collection of...
Guidance for the Novice Clerk Brown, William [fl c.1680]. The Entring Clerk's Vade Mecum: Being an Exact Collection of Precedents for Declarations and Pleadings in Most Actions: Especially Such as Are Brought For, Or Against Heirs, Executors, or Administrators: Executrices, Administratrices, and Their Husbands in Personal Actions. With Variety of Actions Upon Bills of Exchange, Pollicies of Assurance, &c. And Such Process and Parts of Pleading as Relate Thereunto. Being Very Practicable and Useful to All Entring Clerks and Attornies in His Majesties Courts of Kings-Bench and Common-Pleas. As Also to the Attornies and Practicers of Every Inferiour Court and County-Juridicature. A Work More Useful Than Any Hitherto Extant. London: Printed by G. Sawbridge, W. Rawlins, And S. Roycroft; Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins Esqs; For W. Jacob, 1678. [viii], 575,  pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, eighteenth-century lettering piece, raised bands and blind fillets to boards. Light rubbing and faint staining to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, small chip to foot of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked, a few cracks to text block. Moderate toning to interior, early markings and illegible early signatures to endleaves. $750. * First edition. Brown, clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and the author of several pleading manuals, was renowned, and continues to be today, for the depth of his knowledge. The Entring Clerk's Vade Mecum is an excellent guide to such matters as taking entries from the plea rolls. A second edition was published in 1695. English Short-Title Catalogue R23815.
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