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Author:      Davenport, Humphrey
Title:       Synopsis, Or, An Exact Abridgement of The Lord Cokes Commentaries
             upon Littleton: Being A briefe explanation of the Grounds of the
             Common Law [etc.]. Wing C4958
Publisher:   Printed by E.G. for Matthew Walbancke at Grayes Inne Gate [etc.],
             London, 1652.
Description: The first abridgment of one of the most famous English law books,
             and the only one to appear in the 17th century, offering the
             essence (in Maitland's words) of Coke's "enormous learning
             [shovelled out] in vast disorderly heaps"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, lightly rubbed, later paper label, else quite
             clean, with the two portraits of Coke and Littleton, respectively;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:     W-79777                Price: $     450.00
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