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Sir Francis Moore (1558-1621), Cases collected and reported by Sir Francis Moore (manuscript in Law French, 2 vols., 1621). ________, Cases Collect & Report per Sir Fra....
William Tothill (1560-1627), The Transactions of the High Court of Chancery, Both by Practice and President (London, 1671). Although reports of Chancery cases had...
Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), Les Reports de Edvvard Coke l’Attorney Generall le Roigne … (London, 1600?). Sir Edward Coke’s Reports are perhaps the most...
Edmund Plowden (1518-1585), Les Commentaries, ou Reportes de Edmunde Plowden un Apprentice de le Comen Ley (London, 1571) [with] La Second Part de les Reports, ou...
[Year Book, 27 Henry VIII.] De termino Pasche anno regni Regis Henrici Octaui. XXVII (London, 1556). Printers began publishing Year Book cases in the 1480s. Two and a half...
[Year Books, 20-45 Edward III.] Liber Assisarum (manuscript in Law French, ca. 1450). The origin of our case reports lies in the late 13th century, with what are now called...
Case reports are a fundamental source for the study and practice of law in the Anglo-American common law system. “Landmarks in Law Reporting,” the Spring 2009 exhibition...
Here are a few of the highlights from our acquisitions in the past three months. For our growing collection of illustrated law books: Quadruvium ecclesie (Paris,...
Our books often have interesting stories behind them. One example is the fine set of Blackstone’s Commentaries (4 vols.; London, 1830) recently donated  by Mr. Mordecai...
John Cowell’s The Interpeter, or Booke Containing the Signification of Words was the most respected English law dictionary of the 17th century, despite the controversy...

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