An Attractive Collection of Legal Tracts Dyer, Sir James [1512-1582]. Brograve, Sir John [d.1613]. Risden, Thomas. Three Learned Readings Made Upon Three Very Usefull Statutes: The First [...] Upon the Statute of 32.H.8.Chap.I. Of Wills, [...] The Second, [...] Upon the Statute of 27.H.8.Chap.10. Concerning Jointures. The Third, [...] Upon the Statute of 8.Hen.6. Chap.9. Of Forcible Entry. London: Printed for W. Lee, M. Walbancke, D. Pakeman, And G. Bedell, 1648. [iv], 12 [i.e. 123],  pp. [Bound with] Coke, Sir Edward [1552-1634]. A Little Treatise of Baile and Maineprize. London: Printed for William Cooke, 1637. [iv], 33,  pp. [And] Bacon, Sir Francis [1561-1626]. Cases of Treason. London: Printed by the Assignes of John More, 1641. [iv], 35,  pp. [And] [Real Property]. A Briefe Declaration for What Manner of Speciall Nusance Concerning Private Dwelling Houses, A Man May Have His Remedy by Assise, Or Other Action as the Case Requires. Unfolded in the Arguments, And Opinions of Foure Famous Sages of the Common Law... London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, For William Cooke, 1639. [ii], 45,  pp. Quarto (7" x 5"). Contemporary speckled calf, blind rules to boards and board edges, blind fillets to spine. Very light rubbing to boards, which are slightly bowed, and board edges, moderate rubbing to joints, which are starting slightly at ends, minor crack across foot of spine, corners just bumped and lightly worn, hinges cracked, front pastedown loosening. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing and soiling in a few places, a few partial cracks to text block, all leaves secure, folded corners and small tears to edges of a few leaves not affecting text, fore and bottom edges of A Little Treatise untrimmed, brief later pencil annotation to p. 5 of first work. Later (c.1741) ink and pencil annotations to endleaves with later pencil annotation to p. 5 of first work, circular ink stamp (Cornwell House) of Francis Penyston to front endleaf. An appealing volume with an interesting provenance. $4,800. * Only editions. A group of important treatises on a range of topics in the common law, including Coke's overview of the law of bail and Bacon on treason, felony and the king's prerogative. The first work focuses on property law, including Dyer o.
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