1723. "A Considerable Collection" Tremaine, Sir John [d. 1694]. Rice, John, Editor. Placita Coronae: Or Pleas of the Crown, In Matters Criminal and Civil. Containing a Large Collection of Modern Precedents, Viz. Appeals. Convictions. Certiorari's, And Pleadings Thereto. Indictments. Informations. Traverses, Pleadings, &c. Writs of Mandamus. - Quo Warranto. - Restitution. - Habeas Corpus, &c. And Returns Thereof. With Great Variety of Precedents, Under Many Other Heads, Relating to the Crown-Law. With a Compleat Table to the Whole. [London]: printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling, (Assigns of E. Sayer Esq;) for T. Ward, 1723. [ii], 688,  pp. Advertisement leaf lacking. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to boards, somewhat heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, front board partially detached, rear hinge cracked, owner bookplate of William Paine Sheffield to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampspotting. $500. * First edition. This book is included in Holdsworth's survey of the literature of eighteenth-century common law, where he calls it "a considerable collection." The precedents were digested and revised by Rice, who added a table giving the date of the case relating to each precedent and, if reported, a reference to a reporter. A second edition was published in 1793. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:363. English Short-Title Catalogue T174201. (Inventory #: 67775)
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