The Practice of the High Court of Chancery Unfolded: With the Nature..
"An Exhibition of Elizabethan Habits, Manners, And Peculiarities" [Court of Chancery]. [Great Britain]. The Practice of the High Court of Chancery Unfolded. With the Nature of the Several Offices Belonging to that Court. And the Reports of Many Cases Wherein Relief Hath Been There Had, And Where Denied. Never Heretofore Published. London: Printed by A. Miller for Abel Roper, 1652 [i.e. 1651]. [xii], 100, 113-188 pp. Second part has headline title: Choyce Cases in Chancery. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Recent period-style speckled sheep, blind rules and corner fleurons to boards, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, which are bowed, moderate rubbing to extremities, somewhat heavier to joints, corners lightly bumped, lower left corner of front pastedown torn. Light toning to interior, light foxing in a few places. $950. * First edition. "Like Lambard, Tothill, and a few similar works, this volume is one which those great cases that occur from time to time, and stimulate inquiry into the very foundations of legal science, will occasionally call forth, and it ought, therefore, to be in every public law library. (...) There is a picturesqueness and dramatic interest about them, especially as seen by the half lights in which sitting so far off, we...necessarily view them, that makes them quite entertaining, and, indeed an exhibition of Elizabethan habits, manners, and peculiarities." (Wallace). The period covered by Choyce Cases is 1557-1606. A second edition appeared in 1672. OCLC locates 5 copies of the first edition in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Minnesota, Yale). Wallace, The Reporters 470-471. English Short-Title Catalogue R222499.
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