Reports of Cases in Equity, Argued and Decreed in the Courts of..
by Gilbert, Sir Geoffrey
1742. Gilbert's Cases in Equity [Gilbert, Sir Geoffrey (1674-1726)]. Reports of Cases in Equity, Argued and Decreed in the Courts of Chancery and Exchequer, Chiefly in the Reign of King George I. By a Late Learned Judge. To Which are Added Some Select Cases in Equity, Heard and Determined in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland. By the Same Hand. With Two Alphabetical Tables; The One of the Names of the Cases, The Other of the Principal Matters Contained in These Reports. Carefully Corrected; With Many Additional Notes and References to the Reports Published Since the Former Edition. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1742. [viii], 275,  pp. Folio (13-1/4" x 8-1/2"). Later three-quarter sheep over cloth, blind fillets and retained early lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light soiling and minor staining to boards, wear to corners, some wear to edges of lettering piece. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining and wear to fore-edges of several leaves, later owner signatures and small library stamp to title page, another small library stamp to p. 99. A nice copy. $450. * Second 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). The first edition of this work was published in 1734. English Short Title Catalogue T95287.
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