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Brooke, Sir Robert
Ascuns Novell Cases de les Ans et Temps le Roy, H 8 Ed 6 and la...
1578. A Selection from Brooke's Abridgement [Brooke, Sir Robert (d.1558)]. Ascuns Novell Cases de les Ans et Temps le Roy, H.8. Ed.6. Et la Roygne Mary, Escrie ex la Graund Abridgement, Compose per Sir Robert Brooke Chivaler &c. La Disperse en les Titles. Mes Icy Collect Sub Ans. [London]: In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, 1578. [1], 116, [3] ff. Collates complete. Octavo (5-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, recently rebacked, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, a few minor nicks to boards. Title printed within woodcut architectural border. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, light soiling to title page. Early owner annotations to title page and a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. An attractive copy. * First edition. Also known as Brooke's New Cases, Petit Brook or Bellewe Temp. Henry VIII, this book is a selection of cases from 1514-1558 taken from Brooke's great Abridgement (1568), a digest of more than 20,000 cases and notes from the Year Books, Fitzherbert's Natura Brevium, and other sources. Later editions were published in 1587, 1597, 1604, 1624, 1625, 1628 and 1651. All of these are scarce. Concerning the first edition, OCLC locates 7 copies in North America, all in law libraries (Boston College, Columbia, Georgetown, Social Law, University of Maine, University of Washington, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue S116228. Beale, Bibliography of Early English Law Book … [Click Below for Full Description]
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