Jefferson Owned a Copy of this Digest [Great Britain]. [Court of Common Pleas]. [Court of King's Bench]. Judgements as They Were Upon Solemne Arguments Given in the Upper-Bench and Common-pleas, Upon the Most Difficult Points in All Manner of Actions: Together with the Terms and Number-Rolls, In Which the Same are Entred. As also Other Speciall Judiciall Proceedings in Order Thereunto; Taken Out of the Records of the Same Court, Very Usefull for All Clerks, Attorneys, And Others. With an Exact Alphabeticall Table, Wherein May be Found the Principall Matters Therein Contained. London: Printed by Thomas Roycroft, 1655. [iv], 235, 240-336, 339-344,  pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4"). Recent calf, retained early lettering piece, blind fillets and gilt publication date to spine, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block, endpapers renewed. Light browning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves, offsetting to margins of preliminaries and final few leaves, a few minor marks to title page, which is lightly soiled. $750. * Only edition. Cited as "The First Book of Judgements," this is a collection of cases digested alphabetically by topic. Unusual for this type of book, it provides the term of the court and the number of the roll on which the judgement is listed, a feature that facilitated the citing of precedents. Jefferson owned a copy of this book. OCLC locates 11 copies in North American law libraries. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 1922. English Short-Title Catalogue R43325.
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