by Gilbert, Sir Geoffrey
1760. Gilbert on Equity, The Action of Debt and the Constitution of England Gilbert, Sir Geoffrey [1674-1726]. Cases in Law and Equity: Argued, Debated and Adjudged in the King's Bench and Chancery, In the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of Queen Anne, During the Time of Lord Chief Justice Parker. With Two Treatises, The One on the Action of Debt, The Other In the Constitution of England. Now First Printed from the Original Manuscript of the Lord Chief Baron Gilbert. [London]: Printed by Catherine Lintot, 1760. xii, 354, , 357-468 pp. Complete. Three titles with continuous pagination, second two titles preceded by divisional title pages. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. A few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges with wear to corners, partial crack in text block between final index leaf and rear endpaper. Moderate toning to text, light foxing or dampspotting in a few places, faint dampstains to a few leaves. $350. * First Edition. Gilbert's works were held in high regard by his contemporaries and such distinguished figured as Blackstone and Mansfield. As the Dictionary of National Biography notes, they "are marked by precision and lucidity of style, and very considerable mastery of [the] subject, and evince a real desire to exhibit it in a logical shape" (VII:1205). English Short Title Catalogue T95554.
(Inventory #: 67354)