Cy Ensuont Ascuns Novel Cases, Collectes per le Iades Tresreverend...
An Authority Second Only to the Year Books Dyer, Sir James [1512-1582]. Cy Ensuont Ascuns Novel Cases, Collectes per le Iades Tresreverend Iudge, Mounsieur Iasques Dyer, Chiefe Iustice del Common Banke, Oue Divers Resolutions & Iudgements Dones sur Solempne Arguments & Avec Graund Deliberation, & Le Reasons & Causes des Dits Resolutions & Iudgements. Ore Novelment Imprimes & Publies. London: Imprinted for the Companie of Stationers, 1621. [iv], 62, 65-377,  ff. Pagination irregular, text complete. Folio (11-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands, blind fillets and later typed labels to spine, blind rules to board edges. Light rubbing and a few small scuffs, scratches and stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, slightly heavier to joints and raised bands, head of spine mended, small nick near head of rear joint, which is just starting at foot, corners bumped and lightly worn, pastedowns loose exposing printer's waste, extensive manuscript index to rear endleaves (and final leaf of text), creasing, faint offsetting and light soiling to rear pastedown, which has a small tear to its fore-edge. Moderate toning to interior, light soiling in a few places, early underlining and brief annotations throughout, most in a single hand. $2,000. * Later edition. First published in 1585, Dyer's Ascuns Novel Cases, generally known as Dyer's Reports, contain cases heard in the Courts of Common Pleas, King's Bench, Exchequer and Chancery from 1513 to 1582. One of the first publications of its kind, it was also the first to be referred to regularly as "Reports." A work of great authority (second only to that of the Year Books), it went through six editions in Law-French, the last one in 1688. The annotations to our copy, most in a single early hand, are primarily case citations and references to other reporters with a few brief glosses. English Short-Title Catalogue S4209.
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