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The Practick Part of the Law

Shewing The Office of an Attorney In The Courts of Kings Bench

By [G T]

1666 - London - Printed by John Streater, James Flesher and Henry Twyford, Assigns of Richart Atkyns and Edw. Atkyns

6.5" by 4.5"; [8], 378pp, [12]


 

DETAILS

An interesting seventeenth century Law Work.

The ESTC entry for this work (R184824) attributes authorship to 'G T'. 

This work is incomplete as it lacks one leaf.

Collated, Lacking the final blank as well as leaf L4 (Pages 151-152).

The running title to this work is 'The Compleat Attorney'.

To front blank there is a contemporary note by one Tho Hawkins regarding how to make ink. Tho Hawkins and C Hawkins names are signed to the title page.

Full title of this work is 'The practick part of the law: shewing the office of an attorney, in the Courts of Kings Bench, Common-Pleas, and Pleas in the Exchequer, and the manner of their proceedings in any action reall, personall, or mixt, (from the originall, to the execution) in all courts; with the exact fees of all officers and ministers of the courts. Together with speciall intructions for the sollicitation of any cause in chancery, exchequer-chamber, dutchy-chamber, &c. very usefull for all men. Carefully revised; with are contained all the principal matters in the whole book.'

CONDITION

In full sheep binding. Externally, worn, particularly to the backstrip and boards. Front board is detached but present. Severe loss to backstrip, resulting in th binding to split. What remains of backstrip is lifting at rear joint and is very rubbed. Loss to the rear board due to rubbing. Rear hinge is tender. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, Thomas Hawkins. Prior owner's inscriptions to the title page. Binding has split at page 161 and is tender otherwise. Pages are age toned, particularly to edges. To pages 226-227 the bottom corners are lacking. Small amount of worming throughout, mostly to the gutter at the head and tail. Does not affect the text. To pages  317-end the worming is mostly at outer edge. Instances of light scattered spots throughout. Overall: FAIR.


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