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[CROMPTON (Richard)]
L'authoritie et jurisdiction des courts de la Maiestie de la Roygne: Nouelment collect & compose, per R. Crompton de milieu Temple Esquire. Apprentice del Ley. Si sueris Iudex
London, In ?dibus Caroli Yetweirti Armig., 1594. First English Edition, 4to in 8's, woodcut ornament on title, Black Letter, a few early ink annotations, small hole in M7 affecting 2 letters of one word, wide margins, [4], 232 leaves, recased in original vellum, title in ink on spine, a good copy. This is Crompton's chief work and the first English law book devoted exclusively to the Royal courts, L'authoritie is a guide to all the courts then in existence, from the court functions of Parliament to the smallest local and special courts. Additionally, it contains a number of circuit reports of criminal cases not printed elsewhere. It is also the first book printed by Charles Yetsweirt, who had received a Royal commission to be printer of law books. STC, 6050; Sweet and Maxwell, p. 259 (8); Beale, T328.
Bookseller: Forest Books William Laywood [GB]
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