La Huictme Part des Reports de Sr Edw Coke Chevalier, Chiefe Iustice..
First Edition of the Eighth Part of Coke's Reports Coke, Sir Edward [1552-1634]. La Huictme Part des Reports de Sr. Edw. Coke Chevalier, Chiefe Iustice del Common Banke: Des Divers Resolutions & Iugements Donez sur Solennes Arguments & Avec Grand Deliberation & Conference des Tresreverends Iuges & Sages de la Ley, De Cases en Ley Queux ne Fueront Unques Resolus ou Adiudgez par Devant: Et les Raisons & Causes des Dits Resolutions & Iugements. Publie en le Neufme an de Treshaut & Tresillustre Iaques Roy Dengl. Fr. & Irel. & De Escoce le 44. Le Fountaine de Tout Pietie & Iustice, & La Vie de la Ley. [London]: Printed for the Societie of Stationers, 1611. , 171 [i.e. 173],  ff. First and final leaves blank. Text in Law-French and Latin. Folio (11" x 7"). Recent three-quarter calf over marbled boards, blind fillets to calf edges, gilt and blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Boards very slightly bowed. Light toning to interior, faint dampstaining to gutter and lower margin not affecting legibility, light soiling in a few places, early annotations and underlining to several leaves. $1,500. * First edition. Coke's Reports are not reports in the conventional sense; they are highly detailed anthologies of precedents organized by topic. Taken together, they form the most extensive and detailed treatment of common law pleading that had yet appeared. A work of immense authority, it was often cited as The Reports, there being no need to mention the author's name. A highlight of the eighth part is the preface's lengthy discussion of the ancient laws of England. The annotations in our copy are brief case citations and references to other reporters. English Short-Title Catalogue S107236.
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