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Item #75323 The First Part Though Last Publish't of the Reports of Sr George Croke. Sir George Croke.
The First Part Though Last Publish't of the Reports of Sr George Croke
The First Part Though Last Publish't of the Reports of Sr George Croke
The First Part Though Last Publish't of the Reports of Sr George Croke

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, [70], [4] 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). The "Catalogue of Law-Books," a hybrid of bookseller catalogue and bibliography, is a later reissue of one of the earliest catalogues of English law books. First issued c.1657, it appeared in the 1661 edition of The First Part. Wallace, The Reporters 198-205. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) R27275.

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