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LA GRAUNDE ABRIDGEMENT, COLLECTE & ESCRIE - BROOKE, Sir Robert - 1576. 
London Richard Tottell 1576 - 2 parts in one volume 1576, with separate architecturally decorated title pages and separate pagination, ornamental intials to the first page of each part, text written in Law French. Thick 8vo, approximately 210 x 145 mm, 8¼ x 5¾ inches, pages: title page, 4 pages of tables, 1-351, title page to part two, 2-327, title page counted as A1, numbered on rectos only, total of pages: 1356, LACKS LAST PAGE OF PART II (FINAL PAGE OF TEXT AND COLOPHON i.e. page 328, ending on ssvii). Occasional mispagination in Part II but all catch words correct, bound to style in full modern 2 tone calf (see image), blind panelled on covers, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Pages cut down at sometime with loss to bottom of title pages, slightly affecting image, and slight loss to head of title pages, pale brown staining affecting most of text to some degree, text all legible, 2 blank pages which separate the two parts are heavily stained, a few small ink annotations, otherwise a good copy. This is an abstract of the Year-books down to the writer's own time, and is principally based on the work by Fitzherbert bearing the same title. It also contains some valuable original matter. First published in 1568, Brookes work completely abridges the Year Books of Henry VIIs and Henry VIIIs reigns. Under four hundred and four alphabetical headings, Brooke abridged close to 21,000 cases. Abridgements such as that of Brooke set the pattern for contemporary digests of case-law. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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