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An Exact Abridgement in English, Of the Cases Reported by Sr Francis
1665 - A Handy Summary of a Well-Regarded Set of Seventeenth-Century Reports Hughes, William [1587 or 1588-1663?]. More, Sir Francis [1558-1621]. An Exact Abridgement in English, Of the Cases Reported by Sr. Francis More Kt. Serjeant at Law. With the Resolution of the Points in Law Therein by the Judges. London: Printed for John Starkey, Thomas Basset, and Samuel Speed, 1665. [xx], 279, [17] pp. With initial imprimatur leaf. Last leaf blank. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, raised bands, gilt fillets, lettering piece and blind ornaments to spines, hinges mended. A few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn. Some toning to text, some leaves have light foxing, a few have early inkstains, light soiling to title page. Two early owner signatures in tiny hand to title page, a few leaves have brief early annotations. $350. * Only edition. Hughes, a distinguished and versatile legal writer, is best known for his Grand Abridgment of the Law Continued (1660-1662), a three-volume supplement to Robert Brooke's Graunde Abridgement (1573). He produced several editions of summarized cases, often translated from Law-French, by leading reporters of the day. All include additional editorial material about the legal points elucidated by the cases. First issued in 1663, Moore's reports "enjoyed a reputation for accuracy. They were well known and were cited in MS. many years before their publication." (Wallace). OCLC locates 7 copies in North American law libraries (Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley, University of Minnesota, Yale). Wallace, The Reporters 122. English Short-Title Catalogue R22481. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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