by Trye, John
1684. London: at the Assigns of R. and E. Atkyns, 1684.. London: at the Assigns of R. and E. Atkyns, 1684. The Role of Filacers Trye, John. Jus Filizarii: Or, The Filacer's Office in the Court of King's-Bench. Setting Forth the Practice by Original Writ, With Several Precedents and Other Matters Relating Thereunto; And also a Presentment of the Fees of All the Officers in the Said Court. Very Useful for the Filacers, And all Other Practicers in that Court. London: Printed by the Assigns of R. and E. Atkyns, 1684. [xxii], 22, 34-274,  pp. Text continuous despite pagination. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets to spine. A few light scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chip to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, pastedowns loose, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to verso of front board, small embossed Macclesfield stamp to title page. Light toning to text, faint dampspotting in a few places, fold-lines to corners of a few leaves, minor worming to front endleaves. Early owner signature of Sir Thomas Clarke to front endleaf, annotations in his hand to rear endleaf. An appealing copy of a scarce title. $950. * Only edition. A filacer was an officer in the Court of Common pleas and other courts of common law. His role was to file original writs, issue process on writs and collect related court fees. The office was abolished in 1837. This manual, written by a member of Gray's Inn, provides an excellent guide to the functions they performed. Our copy once belonged to the library of Shirbirn Castle, the library of the Earls of Macclesfield, one of the finest private libraries in Great Britain. Thomas Clarke [1703-1764] was a lawyer and judge who served as Master of the Rolls. He was a protege and later close friend of the Earl of Macclesfield. OCLC locates copies in 9 North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Northwestern, Social Law, UC-Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, University of Victoria, Yale, York University). Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law 470. English Short-Title Catalogue R21039.
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