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book #79902
Egerton, Thomas, Lord Ellesmere
The Priviledges and Prerogatives of the High Court of Chancery. Written by the Right Honovrable Thomas Lord Elsmere, late Lord Chancellour of England. Wing E540. Quarto
Printed for Henry Sheapheard, London, 1641.
Sole edition of Ellesmere's influential work composed in the summer of 1615, "full of learning and reason", achieving the supremacy of Chancery and its decrees and a major part of the effort leading to Coke's dismissal as Lord Chief Justice in 1616
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, green morocco label, gilt, some light browning and foxing, else quite crisp; the Taussig copy
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$ 1250.00
equity, Magna Carta

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