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The Commentaries, Or Reports of Edmund Plowden, Of the Middle-Temple..
1761. First Edition of Plowden's Reports in English Plowden, Edmund [1518-1585]. The Commentaries, Or Reports of Edmund Plowden, Of the Middle-Temple, Esq; An Apprentice of the Common Law, Containing Divers Cases upon Matters of Law, Argued and Adjudged in the Several Reigns of King Edward VI. Queen Mary, King and Queen Philip and Mary, And Queen Elizabeth. Originally Written in French, And now Faithfully Translated into English, And Considerably Improved by Many Marginal Notes and References to All the Books of the Common Law, Both Ancient and Modern. To Which are Added, The Quaeries of Mr. Plowden, Now First Rendered into English at Large, With References, And Many Useful Observations. In Two Parts. With Two New Tables, More Compleat than any Yet Published, The One, Of the Names of the Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters. [London]: Printed by Catharine Lintot, and Samuel Richardson, 1761. vi, [2], 401, [3], 403-567, [1]; 15, [1]; [2], 68; [48] pp. Two parts. Part II has a separate title page beginning: The Second Part of the Commentaries... with the imprint: "London: Printed for the Translator..., 1761." Copperplate portrait frontispiece. Pagination and register continuous. Text complete. Folio (14" x 9"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands, blind ornaments and retained contemporary lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges, hinges mended. Negligible shallow scuffing to spine, moderate rubbing to edges of boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, faint spotting to a few leaves. A handsome copy. $1,000. * First edition in English. Covering the years 1550-1580, Plowden's Reports "In every sort of professional excellence...rank among the best reports of any age" (Wallace). The translation has a great number of additional notes and references. Two works are appended to Part II: the case of "Basset and Morgan versus Manxel. at Serjeant's Inn" and Plowden's "Quaeries." These works have individual title pages and paginations. Wallace, The Reporters 143-153. English Short-Title Catalogue T144729.
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