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Reports and pleas of assises at Yorke : held before severall judges in that circuit : with some Presidents usefull for pleaders at the Assises : never Englished before.
Printed for Ja. Flesher for W. Lee D. Pakeman and G. Bedell and are to be sold at their shops in Fleet-Street, London 1651 - London, Printed for Ja. Flesher, for W. Lee, D. Pakeman and G. Bedell, and are to be sold at their shops in Fleet-Street, 1651. Duodecimo. (24 unnumbered pages including Errata), 158 pages (Collation complete). Hardcover (Original full calf). Good overall condition with some strong signs of external wear. Binding in poor condition and a little shaky but holding. Bookblock slightly starting to cleanly separate. Interior very good ! Very scarce publication of Court Cases from 17th century York. Including "A President [sic] of Challenge to the Array" / "A Bill of Exception" - "This Bill is to prevent the precipitancy of the Judge and ought to be allowed in all Courts Baron" One of the earliest publications in which the phrase "Commonwealth" is used. John Clayton addresses the Honourable Bolstred Whitlock Esq., Richard Keeble, Serjeant at Law and John Leisle Esq, the Lord Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, in his preface in which he pleads before them a public cause which he states is for the Laws of the Nation (England) and in them for the liberties of English men, and so for the Commonwealth. He goes on citng Melanchthon's "Ethicks" and writes "To the fair Pleader": "When you have furnished the mind with sound principles of law, which requires eight or tenne [sic] years hard study, you may perhaps by some friend be brought to plead a Clyents [sic] cause at a Barre [sic], to produce your strong Reasons and bring the habit of Law-learning into act, the doctrine into use, which is mostly seen in the art of Placitory.Clayton goes on to cite examples of other european countries like Germany and France. Sprache: English Good overall condition with some strong signs of external wear. Binding in poor condition and a little shaky but holding. Bookblock slightly starting to cleanly separate. Interior very good ! Very scarce publication of Court Cases from 17th century York. Hardcover (Original full calf). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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