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    [Featured Lot]. Coke, Edward. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England. Or, A Commentary upon Littleton, Not the Name of the Author Only, but of the Law it Self... To this Edition is Added Two Learned Tracts of the Same Authors; the First, His Reading upon the 27th of Edward the First, Entituled, The Statute of Levying Fines: and the Second, of Bail and Mainprize. London: William Rawlins, Samuel Roycroft, & H. Sawbridge, Assigns of Richard Atkins and Edward Atkins, 1684. Large quarto. A6,a-g2,A-54,5F6,A-E6. [12],395ff=790,[62]p. Lacks a second index reported in ESTC? Contemporary blind-ruled calf, re-backed, title on label, new endpapers; contemporary signature on verso of portrait: "Liber Edw. Killes...1693"; light marginal dampstains, small dark marginal stains to prelims, else crisp copy. Frontis. portrait of Coke, kneeling portrait of Littleton facing folio one, folding woodcut chart of consaguinity, "Ninth Edition." From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $750.00


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    "Coke on Littleton has exercised a most wonderful and abiding influence upon common law. The annotating of Littleton was a favorite pursuit of Lord Coke's and in his Commentary he has gathered most that was valuable from all the books that existed pertinent to the subject when he wrote, adding his own reflections, which have commanded equal respect and consideration, and possess the same authority as the text he elucidates. The highest encomiums have been bestowed upon the wonderful industry and learning of the commentator."

     



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