by Aleyn, John
1688. Includes a Landmark Contract Case Aleyn, John, Reporter. Select Cases In B.R. 22, 23, & 24. Car. I Regis, Reported by John Aleyn Late of Greys Inn Esq; With Tables of the Names of the Cases and of the Matters Therein Contained: Also of the Names of the Learned Councel Who Argued the Same. London: Printed for George Pawlet, 1688. [viii], 95,  pp. Title page preceded by license leaf. Folio (12" x 7-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing and a few nicks and scuffs to boards, staining to rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to foot of spine, corners bumped, joints starting at foot, rear hinge starting, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front pastedown, small embossed Macclesfield crest to preliminaries. Moderate toning, faint dampstaining to front endleaves, a few leaves at rear of text and rear pastedown, light soiling and early struck-through signature to title page. $250. * Second edition. Covers the Upper Bench 1646-1649. Wallace says this is a good set of reports and notes that it includes the landmark contract case of Paradine v. Jane, which established the principle of holding a contractor to a non-conditional obligation. Chancery from 1669-1685; there are a few earlier cases as well. Our copy of this title belonged to the Earls of Macclesfield. Housed in Shirbirn Castle, near Watlington, Oxfordshire, it was one of the finest private libraries in Great Britain. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:292. Wallace, The Reporters 292f.
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