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Item #75090 The Arguments Upon the Writ of Habeas Corpus, in the Court of Kings. Habeas Corpus, Darnell's Case.
The Arguments Upon the Writ of Habeas Corpus, in the Court of Kings...

The Arguments Upon the Writ of Habeas Corpus, in the Court of Kings...

One of the Leading Habeas Corpus Cases [Habeas Corpus]. [Darnell's Case]. The Arguments Upon the Writ of Habeas Corpus, In the Court of Kings Bench Wherein, Are Learnedly Discussed, Not Onely the Severall Branches of the Said Writ, But Also Many Authorities As Well of the Common as Statute Law: And Divers Ancient and Obscure Records Most Amply and Elaborately Debated and Cleared. Together, With the Opinion of the Court Thereupon. Whereunto is Annexed, The Petition of Sir John Elliot Knight, In behalf of the Liberty of the Subject. London: Printed by M.F. for W. Lee, M. Walbancke, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell, 1649. [iv], 95, [1] pp. First leaf blank. Quarto (7" x 5-1/4"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, blind fillets and gilt rules to calf edges, gilt fillets, title and date to spine, endpapers renewed. A few minor scratches to boards, which are slightly bowed. Light toning to interior, somewhat heavier to a few leaves, light soiling and small faint stains in a few places. $850. * Only edition. A collection of the arguments in Darnell's Case, one of the leading habeas corpus cases in the common law. Sir Thomas Darnell [d. c.1638] was one of five knights who in 1627 protested a system of forced loans established by Charles I after Parliament refused to levy taxes to pay for the Anglo-Spanish War. Though the loans had previously been declared illegal, Charles fired the chief justice and forced the judiciary into compliance, and the five were jailed for failure to pay. They submitted a joint habeas corpus petition, heard before Sir Nicholas Hyde with Sir Robert Heath for the prosecution and John Selden for the defense. Although the judges ultimately did not release the prisoners, the case remains important as part of the groundwork for the Petition of Right. English Short-Title Catalogue R204808.

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