Early Edition of Keilwey's Reports with Contemporary Annotations Keilwey, Robert [1497-1581]. [Caryll, John, Reporter]. Croke, Sir John [1553-1620], Editor. Relationes Quorundam Casuum Selectorum ex Libris Rob: Keilwey Ar: Qui Temporib[us] Foelicissimae Memoriae Regis Henrici Septimi, & Inclitissimi Regis Henrici Octavi, Emerserunt, & In Prioribus Impressionibus Relationum de Terminis Illorum Regum non Exprimuntur: in Lucem Editae, An. 44. Illustrissimi Regni Serenissimae Reginae Elizabethae. Necnon, Relationes Nonnulloru[m] Casuum per Reverendum Judicem Gulielmum Dalison, Unum Justiciariorum de Banco Regis, Tempore Regni Reginae Elizabetha, & Per Gulielmum Bendloes Servientem ad Legem, Tempore dictae Reginae: Quorundam Statutorum per Aequitatem Constructionem Continentes. Cum Indice Locupletissimo Alphabetica serie Disposito. London: Excusum per Assignationem Johannis Moore Armigeri, 1633. [iv], 215,  ff. Folio (11" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and recent lettering pieces to spine, recent repair to head of spine, endleaves added, "Keilw" and "771" in early hand hand to fore-edge of text block. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks and scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, joints starting at foot, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Moderate toning to interior, faint dampstaining to sections of text block, mostly at foot of gutter, offsetting and some edgewear to preliminaries and final few leaves of text, brief contemporary annotations to preliminaries and several leaves of text, "Wl: Jones de Graies Inn" and "Wi. Jones" in same hand to front endleaf and head of title page, armorial bookplate of Richard Jones, dated 1710 to verso. $750. * Second edition. First published in Latin 1602, this collection "from the library of Rob. Keilway" reports cases from 1495 to 1531. It includes "many decisions in these reigns [12 Hen. VII-22 Hen. VIII], not printed in any prior reports, and contains, in addition, some cases incerti temporis, and some temp. Ed. III" (Wallace). Most of these cases were reported by John Caryll. Sir William Jones [1631-1682] was a lawyer, judge and politician who was renowned for his wisdom and legal acumen. Posts he held included member of Parliament, solicitor-general and attorney-general. Richard J.
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