Reports and Cases, Taken in the Time of Queen Elizabeth, King James...
Held in High Regard by Bacon and Hale Noy, William, Reporter. Reports and Cases, Taken In the Time of Queen Elizabeth, King James, And King Charles; Collected and Reported by that Learned Lawyer William Noy, Sometimes Reader of the Honourable Societie of Lincolnes-Inne, Since Attourney Generall to the Late King Charles. Conteining Most Excellent Matter of Exceptions to All Manner of Declarations, Pleadings, And Demurrers, That there is Scarce One Action in a Probability of Being Brought, But Here it is Throughly Examin'd and Exactly Layd. Now Translated into English. With Two Necessary Tables of the Cases and Contents, For the Readers Ease and Benefit. London: Printed by F[rancis]. L[each]. for Matthew Walbancke, 1656. [xii], 185,  pp. Folio (11" x 6-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind frames and corner fleurons to boards, blind fillets and hand-lettered paper label to spine, blind rules to board edges. Light rubbing and a few scuffs, nicks and scratches to boards, which are slightly bowed, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, pastedowns loosening, hinges cracked. Light toning to interior, occasional faint dampstaining to fore-edge, light foxing and soiling in a few places. $300. * First edition. These reports are from the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas from 1559 to 1649. Wallace says these reports were held in high regard by Lord Bacon and were referred to frequently by Lord Hale, who had a manuscript copy, in his notes to Coke's First Institutes. A second edition was published in 1669. Wallace, The Reporters 154-158. English Short-Title Catalogue R4491.
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