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book #79800
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 Jurisdiction of divers Courts. Wing C7030. Quarto
Printed by I.O. for John Grove [etc.], London, 1641.
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
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
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$ 950.00
Star Chamber, reports of cases

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