First Edition of the Third Part of Coke's Reports Coke, Sir Edward [1552-1634]. Le Tierce Part des Reportes del Edward Coke Lattorney Generall le Roigne, de Diuers Resolutions & Iudgements Donnes auec Graund Deliberation, per les Tresreverend Iudges, & Sages de la Ley, De Cases et Matters en Ley, Queux ne Fueront Unques Resolve, Ou Adiudges par Devant, Et les Raisons et Causes des Dits Resolutions et Iudgements, Durant les Tresheureux Regiment de Tresillustre et Renomes Roigne Elizabeth, Le Fountaine de Tout Iustice, Et la Vie de la Ley. [London]: In Aedibus Thomae Wight, 1602.  pp., 91 ff. Lacking final leaf, a blank; text complete. Folio (10-1/2" x 7"). Recent calf, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. A few minor scuffs and scratches to boards. Light toning to interior, faint dampstaining to lower corner and right margin not affecting text, very light foxing and soiling to a few leaves, clean tear to bottom-edge of leaf C3 not affecting text, occasional annotations, underlining and manicules in two early hands (most in a single hand). $1,500. * First edition. Contains the cases of the Marquee of Winchester, Heydon, Dowtie, Sir William Harbert, Boraston, Walker, Butler and Baker, Ratcliffe, Boyton, Sir George Browne, Rigewaie, Lincoln College, Pennant, Westbie, Deane and Chap. de Norwich, Fermor, Twine and The Case of Fines. Coke's Reports are not reports in the conventional sense, but highly detailed anthologies of precedents organized according to the cases they consider. In each instance Coke assembled a large body of cases, outlined their arguments, and explained the reasons for the judgment, using it as a basis for a statement of general principles. Taken together, the Reports form the most extensive and detailed treatment of common law pleading that had yet appeared. A work of immense authority, it was often cited as The Reports, there being no need to mention the author's name. The annotations to our copy are brief glosses and case citations. English Short-Title Catalogue S469030.
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