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The History of the Pleas of the Crown
London - T. Payne et al, 1778 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive History of the Pleas of the Crown published from the original manuscripts by Sollom Emlyn, of Lincoln's Inn Esq. Written by Sir Matthew Hale who was Lord Chief Justice of the court of the King's Bench. In two volumes complete. A new edition, carefully revised and corrected with additional notes and references to modern cases concerning pleas of the crown. Together with an abridgement of the statutes concerning felonies which have been enacted since the firstpublication of this work, by George Wilson,Sergeant at Law. With an extract printed to frontispiecefrom theJournal of theHouse of Commons, dated 29th November 1680 'Ordered that the Executors of Sir Matthew Hale,late Lord Chief Justice of the court of the King's Bench, be desired to print the MSS. relating to the Crown-law; and that a Committee be appointed to take care in printing thereof. . . 'With receipt from previous purchase dated 1970 inserted. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, sound but with bumping and wear to extremities. With marksto boards and some staining to rear board and spineof first volume. With slight loss to head of spines. Joints startingvery slightly. Front hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound but endpapers loosening to first volume. Generally bright and clean but with some off-setting from binding and theodd spotto first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD.
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