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The First Part of the Reports of Sir Edward Coke Kt. Of Divers.
1738 - Includes Shelly's Case Coke, Sir Edward [1552-1634]. The First Part of the Reports of Sir Edward Coke Kt. Of Divers Resolutions and Judgments Given with Great Deliberation, By the Reverend Judges and Sages of the Law, Of Cases and Matters in Law Which were Never Resolved or Adjudged Before: And the Reasons and Causes of the Said Resolutions and Judgments, During the Most Happy Reign of the Most Illustrious and Renowned Queen Elizabeth, The Fountain of All Justice and the Life of the Law. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, for R. Gosling [et al.], 1738. 4, 177, [2]; xiv pp, [1], 94 ff. The first two parts, in one book, of a seven-part set. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Toning, occasional light foxing, internally clean. Handsome. $450. * The first two parts of a seven-part set. This first includes the Rule in Shelly's Case (1581), which says that if, in a single grant, a freehold estate is given to a person and a remainder is given to the person's heirs, the remainder belongs to the named person and not the heirs, so that the person is held to have a fee simple absolute. "Coke's Reports [which contain cases from 1572 to 1616] retain a position among.legal publications that few of the elder reports possess. Although some of the decisions that they contain have become obsolete, although others have been greatly modified by the revolutions which jurisprudence has undergone.yet, many of them are leading cases that are now studied by those who ascend to the fountains of legal principles.": Marvin, Legal Bibliography 209-211. English Short-Title Catalogue N12827. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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