A Report of Divers Cases in Pleas of the Crown, Adjudged and...
The First Set of Reports Devoted to Criminal Law Kelyng, Sir John [d. 1671], Reporter. A Report of Divers Cases in Pleas of the Crown, Adjudged and Determined; In the Reign of the Late King Charles II. With Directions for Justices of the Peace and Others. Collected by Sir John Kelyng, Knt. Late Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench. From the Original Manuscript Under His Own Hand. To Which is Added the Reports of Three Modern Cases, Armstrong and Lisle - The King and Plummer - The Queen and Mawgridge. As Originally Published by Lord Chief Justice Holt. With Additional Notes and References, By G.J. Browne, Barrister at Law. Dublin: Printed by P. Byrne, 1789. [xii], 142,  pp. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets along joints, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and scuffing to boards, which are starting to separate but secure, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints varnished, tape and adhesive residue to head of spine and upper corners of boards, corners bumped and worn, faint offsetting to endleaves, front endleaves loosening, library stamp and early ownership signature (Wm Montgomery) to title page. Moderate toning and light foxing to interior. $125. * Only Dublin edition. First published in London in 1708, these reports were the first set of reports devoted entirely to criminal law. They were collected after Kelyng's death and published by Justice Holt in 1708. Kelyng, a lawyer who specialized in criminal cases, became a judge of the King's Bench in 1663 was made Chief Justice of that court in 1665. The cases cover the years 1662 to 1669. Wallace says he was considered "a learned, faithful and resolute judge." The work was reissued in London in 1739. Wallace, The Reporters 328. English Short-Title Catalogue T175984.
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