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Author:      Crompton, Richard
Title:       Star-Chamber Cases. Shewing What Causes Properly Belong to the
             Cognizance of that Court. Collected for the most part out of Mr.
             Crompton his Booke, Entituled The Jurisdiction of divers Courts.
             Wing C7030. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by I.O. for John Grove [etc.], London, 1641.
Description: Second edition of the first work devoted exclusively to the Star
             Chamber, whose procedures (including torture) "ha[ve] subsequently
             . . . [made it] a synonym for a tribunal of arbitrary tyranny",
             here published in the year of the Court's abolition
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, lightly faded, some light
             browning, the top margin cut a bit close, else quite crisp; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:     W-79800                Price: $     950.00
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