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Author:
Brook, Robert
Title:
The Reading Of that famous Lawyer Sr. Robert Brook Kt. Upon the Statute of Limitations, 32.H.8. Cap.2. Wing B4897
Publisher:
Printed for Hen. Twyford . . . in the Middle-Temple, London, 1647.
Description:
One of the few Inns of Court readings ever printed, of which John Baker locates some two dozen, and the only such upon the important Henrician reform enacting the first statute of limitations (in 1540) enhancing the certainty of title to property
Condition:
Modern blind-tooled calf, gilt board edges, gilt-lettered label, title foxed, some browning and foxing elsewhere, ex-library; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-70689
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Readings, Procedure, Real Property
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
Le Reading del Mon Seignior Coke, Sur Lestatute de 27 E[dward] I [1299]. appelle Lestatute de Finibus Levatis [etc.]. Quarto. Wing C4943
Publisher:
Excudebat T.R. Sumptibus G. Lee, D. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
First edition (and the only separate issuance) of Coke's only published reading, twenty-three lectures given by him at Lyons Inn shortly after he was called to the bar, and a rare example of a lecture's text delivered before an Inn of Chancery
Condition:
Modern calf, the spine gilt-lettered, especially crisp and well-preserved, with the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78653
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Readings, Inns of Court, Real Property
Author:
Title:
Three Learned Readings Made upon three very usefull Statutes: The First, By . . . Sir James Dyer [of Wills] . . . The Second, By Sir Iohn Brograve [Concerning Jointures] . . . The Third, By Thomas Risden [of Forcible Entry] [etc.]. Wing D2929
Publisher:
Printed for W. Lee, M. Walbancke, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell, London, 1648.
Description:
Only edition of each reading (all 16th century) and the only instance in which several Inns of Court readings were jointly published, the first (by James Dyer) recently termed by Dr. Baker "the distinguished exposition of the Statute of Wills"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, definite browning and foxing, particularly to the title, some leaves chipped (legibility preserved), just usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79364
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Readings, Wills
Author:
Denshall [Densell], John
Title:
Le Reading del Monsieur Denshall, Sur L'estatute de Finibus fait Anno 4 Hen 7 [1489]. Finis finem Litibus imponit. Wing D1052
Publisher:
Excudebat I.C. Impenis G. Lee [and others], London, 1662.
Description:
The most famous reading (of three) given by the Lincoln's Inn bencher and the only one to be published, delivered in November 1531 and, in John Baker's words, "circulat[ing] very widely over the next century", complementing Coke's reading on fines
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a stain to the top of the title, light browning, margins cut a bit close, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79264
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Readings

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