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Powell, Thomas (1572?-1635?)
The attourneys academy: or, the manner and forme of proceeding practically, upon any suite, plaint, or action whatsoever, in any court of record whatsoever, within this kingdome: especially, in the great courts at Westminster, to whose motion all other courts of law or equities; as well those of the two provinciall counsailes, those of Guild-Hall London; as those of like cities and townes corporate, and all other of record are diurnally moved: with the moderne and most usuall fees of the officers and ministers of such courts. Publisht by his Majesties speciall priviledge, and intended for the publique benefit of all his subjects.
London: London, printed for Benjamin Fisher: and are to be sold at his shop in Pater-noster Row, at the signe of the Talbot: 1623., 1623. 1st Edition . Leather. Very Good. Description: 4to (7½ × 5¾ in): [12], 92, [4], 39 [i.e. 93]-168, [4], 169-230, [62] p. Recent quarter-calf over marbled boards, endpapers renewed. · Register: 4º: *^2 A-M^4 N^4(N2+a^2) O-Y^4 [chi]^2 Z-2O^4 2P^2. (Sheet E misbound E4, E[3], E2, E1; E3 signed "E2"; B2 recto last line has "Proces"; the errata leaf, [chi]2, bound before Z1.) · Condition: Title-page soiled, frayed at edges, laid down; fraying to corners of first and last few leaves; otherwise a fresh, attractive copy. · Comments: First of four editions, complete despite the irregular register. John Baker has identified it as the first printed treatise on common-law procedure. Most of the information in it is derived from late Elizabethan manuscript tracts, so it can be taken as representing practice in the decades on either side of 1600. · References: J.H. Baker, Preface to the Reports of Sir John Spelman, v. 2, 94 Selden Society 96; ODNB, Andrew Hadfield,"'Powell, Thomas (d. c.1635)"; STC 20163; ESTC S115003.
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