by Hughes, William, Of Gray's Inn
1675. The Only Early English Collection of Mooted Cases Hughes, William, of Gray's Inn. Hughes's Queries. Or, Choice Cases for Moots, Containing Several Points of Law, Not Resolved in the Books. Being Very Useful for the Students of the Common Lawes. London: Printed for George Dawes, 1675. [xxxiv], 136,  pp. Lacking imprimatur leaf. 12mo. (5-1/8" x 3"). Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked in period-style quarter calf, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, endpapers renewed with old paper. Light rubbing with negligible minor wear to spine ends and corners. Moderate toning to text, headlines, plate marks and catchwords affected in some places by trimming, early owner signatures and doodles to title page, light foxing to endleaves. A handsome copy. $750. * Only edition. Organized alphabetically by topic, this is the earliest collection of mooted cases. Each example describes the facts, outlines the issues and offers conclusions. As Holdsworth points out, this book aimed to revive a tradition in English pedagogy that predates the inns of court. Holdsworth, A History of English Law VI:600. English Short-Title Catalogue R32040.
(Inventory #: 71881)