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The Attornies Almanacke, Provided & Desired for the Generall Ease...
1627. Only edition. London, 1627. "For the Genereall Ease and Daily Use of All Such as Shall Have Occasion to Remove any Person, Cause or Record" Powell, Thomas [1572?-1635?]. The Attornies Almanacke. Provided & Desired for the Generall Ease and Daily Use of All Such as Shall Have Occasion to Remove any Person, Cause or Record, From an Inferiour Court to Any the Higher Courts at Westminster. London: Printed by B[ernard] A[lsop] and T[homas] F[awcet] for Ben: Fisher, 1627. [viii], 72 pp. Quarto (7" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent calf, gilt title to spine, endleaves added. Light rubbing, corners and spine ends bumped. Moderate toning to text, slightly heavier in places, light soiling to front endleaf and p. 72. A handsome copy. $1,000. * Only edition. Powell was a notable poet, a man of letters and an industrious legal antiquarian. In this work, the Attourney's Academy and the Direction for Search of Records Powell offered guidance to lawyers concerning the location and use of records, mostly to settle title claims. All are mentioned favorably by Holdsworth, who notes that the study of early records was an important aspect of legal education. In a sense, these books helped students to locate material for study. They are also important sources for students of Shakespeare. (All are listed in Lee's Catalogue of Shakespeareana). OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, Yale). Holdsworth, A History of English Law V:381. English Short-Title Catalogue S115029.
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