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STATHAM'S ABRIDGMENT OF THE LAW

Statham, Nicholas; Klingelsmith, Margaret


Item #: 62127
Published: OE; W. Clowes; Reprinted in 2007.

Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, LEGAL HISTORY, UNITED KINGDOM

The only English translation of the first book of its kind,enhanced by Professor Seipp's detailed Table of Contentsdemonstrating the exhaustive scope of the work, followed byhis new introductory essay. Statham's Abridgment wasoriginally published circa 1490. Drawn from the Year Booksand arranged alphabetically, it contains 258 titles andabout 3,700 notes on cases and points of law. Some of theearlier entries are brief, but it also contains some longreports that do not appear in the printed Year Books.Statham, to whom this work is attributed, devotes muchattention to criminal law, trespass and procedure. It is,on the whole, a fascinating document and a landmark in thedevelopment of the common law.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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