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Author:
Comyns, John
Title:
Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer: To which are added Some Special Cases in the Court of Chancery . . . In the Reigns of King William, Queen Anne, King George the First, and his Present Majesty
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for D. Browne [and two others], London, 1744.
Description:
First edition of the reports of Comyns, a serjeant and judge, compared favorably by Holdsworth ("far fuller and more illuminating") and published from Comyns' manuscript as translated by his nephew of the same name from Comyns' original Law French
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else a superior copy with the frontispiece, from the Macclesfield Library with the signature of Thomas Clarke
Book No.:
W-77752
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Comyns, John (comp.)
Title:
A Digest of the Laws of England, By the Right Honourable Sir John Comyns, Knight; Late Lord Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Continued down to the present Time, By a Gentleman of the Inner Temple. Five Volumes [complete]. Cowley 272
Publisher:
Printed for Luke White, Dame-Street, Dublin, 1785.
Description:
The sole Irish edition of "[t]he last of the great common law abridgments", praised by Justice Story, achieving "the perfection of Bacon's system", and marking the great step towards the scientifically arranged modern abridgment
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, one label chipped and one joint cracking but firm, one leaf misbound, else quite an attractive set; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78412
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
digests, English Law
Author:
Comyns, John
Title:
A Digest of the Laws of England. The Third Edition, considerably Enlarged, and Continued down to the present Time, By Stewart Kyd [etc.]. In Six Volumes. Cowley 283
Publisher:
Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1792.
Description:
The last 18th century edition of "[t]he last of the great common law abridgments", praised by Justice Story, achieving "the perfection of Bacon's system", and marking the great step towards the scientifically arranged modern abridgment
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, crimson morocco labels, gilt, red edges with Chester / Circuit Library / Poole stencilled upon them; an unusually bound fresh set
Book No.:
W-72350
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Abridgements

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