Bridges a "Chasm" in the Year Books Bellew(e), Richard, Compiler. Les Ans du Roy Richard le Second Collect' Ensemble' Hors de les Abridgments de Statham, Fitzherbert et Brooke. London: Imprinted by Robert Robertson, Dwelling in Fewter Lane Neere Holborne, 1585. [viii], , 145, 144-270, 255-326 [i.e. 342],  pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Table misbound after p. [viii]. Final leaf, a blank, lacking. Octavo (6" x 4-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands, blind fillets, gilt title and gilt publication date to spine, endpapers renewed. A few minor nicks and scratches to boards, light fading to spine. Light browning to interior, negligible faint dampstaining to corners of a few leaves, light soiling and small later owner signature (H.Gray Jr.) to title page. $2,750. * First edition, one of 3 issues, all by Robertson in 1585. This is an alphabetical collection of cases from the abridgments of Statham, Fitzherbert and Brooke from 1378 to 1400. As Wallace observes, it spans a "chasm" between the Year Books of Edward III and Henry IV "and is, therefore, sometimes dignified with the title of the Year Book of King Richard II." Wallace, The Reporters 112. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books R478. English Short-Title Catalogue S101603.
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