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COKE, Sir Edward. TROTMAN, Edward. Haec epitome undecim librorum relationum honoratissimi et docti viri Edvardi Coke Mil. defuncti, quondam capital' justic' placitor' coram ipso Rege tenend', & Regiae Majestati a sanctioribus consiliis, cum venia reverendorum & honoratissimorum judicum praelo commissa fuit: et ho opusculum Edvardus Trotman Armig' Interioris Templi socius, in lege apprenticius, honorabili societati ejusdem hospitii (cujus voto idem editum fuit) merito dedicat, et optat quod hoc compendium non sit alicui lectori dispendium.

Londini [i.e. London]. Excus-per assignat. J. More Armigeri, 1640. First edition.
8vo. [10], 579pp, [1]. Without initial leaf (blank but for signature-mark). Contemporary blind- ruled calf. Extremities marked and worn, slight surface loss to lower board, remnant of later paper label to head of spine. Pastedowns sprung, early inked ownership inscription and manuscript shelf references to front endpapers, later inked ownership inscription of ‘Jms. Aspinall’ to title, single manuscript annotation to p.6, occasional spotting.
The first edition of a digest by Edward Trotman (1579/80-1643) of lawyer and politician Sir Edward Coke's (1552-1634) Law Reports, an archive of judgments from cases Coke had attended, in which he had participated, or about which he had been informed.

The first part of the Reports was published in 1600, with a further eleven volumes being issued by 1615. They made available more than 467 cases and provided a critical mass of material for the rapidly developing modern common law.
ESTC S108467, STC 5527.
£ 350.00 Antiquates Ref: 16087