Reports of Edmund Plowden
The commentaries, or Reports of Edmund Plowden ... containing divers cases upon matters of law, argued and adjudged in the several reigns of King Edward VI, Queen Mary, King and Queen Philip and Mary, and Queen Elizabeth [1548-1579]
Printed by Catharine Lintot, and Samuel Richardson, for the translator, 1761.
2 parts in 1. Full contemporary smooth English leather binding. Red leather spine label. Head chipped. Both hinges cracked. 6 raised spine bands. vi, 567, 15, 68 pages, 48 unnumbered pages. Lacking frontispiece portrait of Plowden. Clean, unmarked pages. Signed John H. Peyton on end page in an early hand. BMC 20:518 (516) Originally written in Law French, and now translated into English, a view of Elizabethian - Tudor era English law.
Full title: The commentaries, or reports of Edmund Plowden, of the Middle-Temple, Esq, an apprentice of the common law : containing divers cases upon matters of law, argued and adjudged in the several reigns of King Edward VI, Queen Mary, King and Queen Philip and Mary, and Queen Elizabeth : originally written in French, and now faithfully translated into English, and considerably improved by many marginal notes and references to all the books of the common law, both ancient and modern : to which are added, the Quæries of Mr. Plowden, now first rendered into English at large, with references, and many useful observations : in two parts : with two new tables, more compleat than any yet published; the one, of the names of the cases, the other of the principal matters. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.