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La Huictme Part des Reports... Heavily Annotated in Contemporary Hand
1611. First Edition of the Eighth Part of Coke's Reports Annotated Throughout in Contemporary Hand Coke, Sir Edward [1552-1634]. La Huictme Part des Reports de Sr. Edw. Coke Chevalier, Chiefe Iustice del Common Banke: Des Divers Resolutions & Jugements Donez sur Solennes Arguments & Avec-Grand Deliberation & Conference des Tresreverends Iuges & Sages de la Ley, De Cases en Ley Queux ne Fueront Unques Resolus ou Adiudgez par Devant: Et les Raisons & Causes des Dits Resolutions & Iugements. Publie en le Neufme an de Treshaut & Tresillustre Iaques Roy Dengl. Fr. & Irel. & De Escoce le 44. Le Fountaine de Tout Pietie & Iustice, & La Vie de la Ley. London: Printed for the Societie of Stationers, 1611. [15], 171 [i.e. 173], [1] ff. Text in Law-French and Latin. Folio (11-1/4" x 7-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, early initials "RB" blind-stamped to centers, raised bands to spine, fragments of cloth ties, early hand-lettered title to head of text block. Moderate rubbing to extremities, minor chipping to spine ends, corners bumped, a few partial cracks to text block. Light toning to interior, faint dampstaining to lower margins of preliminaries, following five leaves and a few more leaves at rear of text, underlining and annotations throughout text in early hand. * First edition. Coke's Reports are not reports in the conventional sense; they are highly detailed anthologies of precedents organized by topic. Taken together, it forms the most extensive and detailed treatment of common law pleading that had yet appeared. A work of immense authority, it was often cited as The Reports, there being no need to mention the author's name. The annotations in this copy, probably those of a student or practitioner, indicate careful study. Several passages are underlined, there are many brief notes in the margins and several long footnotes keyed to the text. Some of these are case references or glosses; most are interpretive. As a group, the annotations offer valuable insight into a contemporary reader's engagement with this book. English Short-Title Catalogue S4190.
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