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[CROMPTON (Richard)]. L'authoritie et jurisdiction des courts de la Maiestie de la Roygne: Nouelment collect & compose, per R. Crompton de milieu Temple Esquire. Apprentice del Ley. Si sueris Iudex,1594

London, In ├Ždibus Caroli Yetweirti Armig., First English Edition, 4to in 8's, woodcut ornament on title, Black Letter, a few early ink annotations, small hole in M7 affecting 2 letters of one word, wide margins, [4], 232 leaves, recased in original vellum, title in ink on spine, a good copy. This is Crompton's chief work and the first English law book devoted exclusively to the Royal courts, L'authoritie is a guide to all the courts then in existence, from the court functions of Parliament to the smallest local and special courts. Additionally, it contains a number of circuit reports of criminal cases not printed elsewhere. It is also the first book printed by Charles Yetsweirt, who had received a Royal commission to be printer of law books. STC, 6050; Sweet and Maxwell, p. 259 (8); Beale, T328.

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