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A Collection of Some Principal Rules and Maximes of the Common Lawes of England, With Their Latitude and Extent: Explicated for
London: by J. More, 1636. IN THE SCIENCE OF THE GROUNDS, AND MYSTERIES OF THE LAW, HE WAS EXCEEDED BY NONE 1 vol, small 8vo, (ix)94pp, early paper wrappers. Housed in a green morocco slipcase. Second edition of one of the earliest, if not the first, of maxims of the English Law (Rees 1: 20). CBEL 1: 870. We have here but twenty-five out of three hundred Rules which [Bacon] had collected: 'I thought good, before I brought them all into form, to publishsome few, that by the taste of other men's opinion...I might receive eitherapprobation in my own course, or better advice for the altering of others which remain. ' The excellence of that which we possess makes us grieve that we have so small a proportion of that which the author designed: 'Though some great masters of the Law did outgo him in bulk...yet in the science of the grounds, and mysteries of the Law, he was exceeded by none'--Preface to Blackstone's Anal. (Allibone, 90). None of Bacon's legal works were published before his death in 1626; the first edi...
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