The Rank of Judges in the Court of Chancery [Burroughs, Samuel (d.1761)]. The Legal Judicature in Chancery Stated. With Remarks on a Late Book, Intitled, A Discourse of the Judicial Authority Belonging to the Master of the Rolls in the High Court of Chancery. London: Printed for J. Walthoe, 1727. 282 pp. Lacking 4 pp. publisher catalogue. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf, gilt frames to boards, rebacked and recornered in period style with gilt-edged raised bands and lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges, edges of text block rouged. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, front joint starting at ends, rear joint starting at head, light creasing to spine, which is chipped at head, corners bumped and lightly worn, hinges cracked, light foxing and faint offsetting to endleaves. Light toning to interior, negligible light foxing and soiling to several leaves, corrections in an early hand in a few places. $450. * Only edition. This book is a response to a point in A Discourse of the Judicial Authority Belonging to the Office of Master of the Rolls in the High Court of Chancery (1727) by Philip Yorke, Earl of Hardwicke. Burroughs believes Yorke is incorrect when he stated that the Chancery court was directed by two judges that are not "co-ordinate, but in a subordination of one to the other" (3). Ultimately, Burroughs's view triumphed and the Master of the Rolls gained statutory independence. English Short-Title Catalogue T95693.
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