1812 1st US ed Edward Coke Institutes of Laws of England Littleton Commentary 3v

COKE, Edward

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“Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicate, for they have no souls.”

– Edward Coke

 

The foundational work on English Common Law!

 

Edward Coke is one of England’s most prolific legal reporter, known for his reports on the Gunpowder Plot, judicial rulings, and influences on the U.S. Constitutional amendments. One of his most important works was ‘Institutes of the Laws of England’, a collection of legal treatises which is known to be one of the foundational documents on common law.

 

This 1812 edition of Coke’s ‘Institutes’ features the notes of Hale, Nottingham, Hargave, and Butler, as well as the commentary of Thomas Day. A rare, first American edition – complete in three volumes – with French and English texts in parallel columns.

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1812 1st US ed Edward Coke Institutes of Laws of England Littleton Commentary 3v

 

“Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicate, for they have no souls.”

– Edward Coke

 

The foundational work on English Common Law!

 

Edward Coke is one of England’s most prolific legal reporter, known for his reports on the Gunpowder Plot, judicial rulings, and influences on the U.S. Constitutional amendments. One of his most important works was ‘Institutes of the Laws of England’, a collection of legal treatises which is known to be one of the foundational documents on common law.

 

This 1812 edition of Coke’s ‘Institutes’ features the notes of Hale, Nottingham, Hargave, and Butler, as well as the commentary of Thomas Day. A rare, first American edition – complete in three volumes – with French and English texts in parallel columns.

 

Item number: #12582

Price: $750

 

COKE, Edward

 

The first part of the institutes of the laws of England, or, A commentary upon Littleton

 

Philadelphia : Johnson and Warner, and Samuel R. Fisher, Jr, 1812. First American edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes
  • Provenance:
    • Bookplate – John M. Shirley
      • John M. Shirley was a Union soldier who served with the 7th Regiment Indiana Cavalry, with both B and later D Company during the American Civil War.
    • Handwritten – Saml. Emerson
  • Language: English & French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • 3 – Visible repair at front inner hinge
  • Size: ~9.5in X 6in (24cm x 15cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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12582

Category

Law & Government

Authors

COKE, Edward

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete