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book #79630
Crompton, Richard
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 Iurisdiction of divers Courts. S.T.C. 6056. Quarto
Printed for Iohn Grove at Furniuals Inne Gate, London, 1630.
First edition of the first work devoted exclusively to the Star Chamber, whose procedures (including torture) "ha[ve] subsequently, though not wholly justly, [made it] a synonym for a tribunal of arbitrary tyranny" and led to its abolition in 1641
Modern vellum, new endpapers, some browning, light staining to the title and following leaf, occasional early notations, quite usable; the Taussig copy
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$ 1250.00
Star Chamber, reports of cases

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