The First Part Though Last Publish't of the Reports of Sr George Croke
"A Work of Credit and Celebrity" Croke, Sir George [1560-1642]. The First Part Though Last Publish't of the Reports of Sr George Croke Kt. Late One of the Justices of the Court of Kings-Bench, And Formerly One of the Justices of the Court of Common-Bench; Of Such Select Cases, As were Adjudged in the Said Courts, From the 24th to the 44th/45 of the Late Queen Elizabeth. Collected and Written in French by Himself; Revised and Published in English, By Sir Harbottle Grimston Baronet Master of the Rolls. London: Printed for A. Roper [et al.], 1669. [x], 472, 457-920, ,  pp. Initial table bound at end, text complete. Lacking copperplate frontispiece. With a 3-pp. "Catalogue of Law-Books, and such as appertain to the Law" not noted by the ESTC. Folio (11-1/2" x 7-1/4"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, blind fillets, lettering piece and gilt date to spine, endpapers renewed, early hand-lettered notation ("Eliz:") to fore-edge of text block. A few minor scratches and shallow scuffs to calf. Light toning to interior, occasional light foxing, minor faint dampstaining to edges in a few places, lower corners of a few leaves lacking without loss to text, small hole to text block of leaf 4L1 (pp. 625-626), no loss to legibility, early struck-through owner signature to title page. $350. * Second edition in English. Issued in separate volumes beginning in 1657 and collected as a set in 1683, these reports were translated from Law-French and edited by Grimston. The First Part covers the 25th through 45th regnal years of Elizabeth I (1582-1602/3). Kent considered Croke's reports "a work of credit and celebrity among the old Reporters," which has "sustained its character in every succeeding age" (Wallace). Wallace, The Reporters 198-205. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) R27275.
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