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Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
La Graunde Abridgement Collect par le Judge . . . Anthony Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with] La table conteynant en sommarie les choses notables en la graunde Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 10956 & 10956.5; Beale 463 464 & 465
Publisher:
In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [imprint varies], London], 1565.
Description:
The magisterial Tottel printing of "the decisive book--the book that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles and digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law
Condition:
Contemporary blind-rolled and tooled calf, quite worn, recently rebacked, browning, some staining (mainly to the lower margin), good crisp copies
Book No.:
W-73610
Price:
$ 12500.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
In this booke is conteyned y office of Shyryffes, Baylyffes of lybertyes, Escheatours, Constables, & Coroners, and shewethe what euery one of them may do by vertue of theyr offyces, drawen out of bokes of the comen lawe [etc.]. S.T.C. 10987.5
Publisher:
Jmprynted . . . in fletestrete . . . by Wyllyam Powell [etc.], London, 1549.
Description:
A rare early edition of the first work devoted to the English law of the offices of sheriff, coroner, and other local officials, tremendously popular, with some twenty editions published over a forty year period from 1538; two copies in S.T.C.
Condition:
Modern calf, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked, quite bright and clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79322
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
sheriffs, coroners
 
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte par le Iudge . . . Anthony Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with] Tabula. Cy ensuit la Table pur trouer les titles [etc.]. S.T.C. 10957; Beale R466, R467, and R468. Three Volumes in One
Publisher:
In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [etc.], London, 1577.
Description:
The final, early (of three) printing of "the decisive book--the book that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles and digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law
Condition:
Early blind ruled calf, rebacked, the upper portion of the title strengthened, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78463
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
Loffice Et aucthoritie de Iustices de peace, in part collect per le iades tresreuerend iudge, Mounsieur A. Fitzherbert et ore enlarge per Richard Crompton, vn Apprentice de le common ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 10978; Beale T329
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Richarde Tottill, London, 1583.
Description:
First edition of Crompton's major expansion of Fitzherbert's classic work, his separate treatment of the justices, their jurisdiction and powers, anticipating Lambarde and Dalton; with for the only time the valuable index compiled by William West
Condition:
Modern calf, double blind ruled, gilt lettered, light browning, lacking one leaf (folio 177), else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79423
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
justices of peace, coroners, criminal law, sheriffs
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony and John Rastell (comps.)
Title:
La Table co[n]teynant en sommarie les choses notables en la graunde Abridgement, composee par le Iudge tresreuerend monsieur Anthony Fytzherbert, dernierment renue et corige: Au quell est nouelment adioustee les nombres des cases [etc.]. S.T.C. 10956.5
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottell decimo Nouembris [etc.], London, 1565.
Description:
The earliest of the indexes of the common law, begun by Fitzherbert and improved by John Rastell to accompany the first edition of Fitzherbert's famed abridgement, but not then completed and here finally remedied to accompany Tottel's 1565 edition
Condition:
Contemporary panelled calf, centered gilt lozenges, front joint cracking but firm, initials "T H" (?Thomas Harriott), Ehrman bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79380
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
La Novvelle Natura breuium du Iudge tresreuerende Monsieur Anthonie Fitzherbert, denierement renue & corrige per laucteur, auecques vn Table perfecte des chose notables contenus en ycell . . . per Guiliaulme Rastell [etc.]. Beale T347; S.T.C. 10961.4
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1576.
Description:
An early edition (the fifth issuance to appear) of Fitzherbert's classic treatment of the writ system, the heart of English law, praised by Coke and Hale (who prepared his own edition) and oft-cited by Maitland; with Rastell's table of contents
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, remains of ties, bookplate of Fitzherbert Brockholes, especially attractive; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78802
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
Procedure
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
La Graunde Abridgement. Three Volumes [complete] [with the ?Wyer setting of the title page of volume 3]. S.T.C. 10954; Cowley 6; Beale R456, R458, and R459. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Rastell and Wynkyn de Worde, London, 1516.
Description:
The magisterial first edition of "the decisive book--the book that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-notes in some 263 titles and digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law, including those cases otherwise lost
Condition:
Modern calf, the first title with the woodcut and text only, small loss on its verso, some dampstaining and strengthened margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77990
Price:
$ 35000.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
La Nowelle Natura breuium du Iudge tresreuerende Monsieur Anthonie Fizherbert dernierement renue & corrige per laucteur [bound with] Thomas Littleton, Les Tenures du monsieur Littleton, ouesque certein cases addes [etc.]. S.T.C. 10962 and 15746
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli [imprints vary], London, 1581 & 1583.
Description:
Two works central to early English law, each of the highest authority, here bound together and glossed (the Littleton's paper format so designed) with the signatures of Thomas and Robert Thornton, conjecturally father and son Lincoln's Inn barristers
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, remains of clasps, partly interleaved and the Littleton printed in larger format, extensively glossed; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78976
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Procedure, Real Property
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
La Graunde Abridgement Collect par le Judge . . . Anthony Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with] La table conteynant en sommarie les choses notables en la graunde Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 10956 & 10956.5. Three Volumes in Two
Publisher:
In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [imprint varies], London, 1565.
Description:
The magisterial Tottel printing of "the decisive book--the book that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles and digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, some repairs, the second volume rebacked, repair to its last leaf, else very clean with wide margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78092
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
In this booke is contayned the offyces of Shyriffes, Bayliffes of lybertyes, Escheatours, Constables, and Coroners, and sheweth what euery one of them may dooe by vertue of their offices [etc.]. Not in S.T.C., Beale, nor ESTC
Publisher:
Imprynted ay London, by Thomas Marshe, London, No date.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded edition of the first work devoted to the English law of the offices of sheriff, coroner, and other local officials, its title and colophon different from all other copies, and its running heads in black letter, not Roman
Condition:
Later calf, the title darkened and a bit chipped, as are the lower margins of several leaves, two leaves repaired (no text affected), the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79096
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
sheriffs, coroners

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