London: S. Buckley, 1722. First edition. Contemporary calf with gilt and morocco to spine, boards embossed in blind. Measuring 305 x 210mm and collating complete: , 152. Bound with an additional six contemporary legal tracts, all later editions. Some scuffing and shelfwear to boards; both joints cracked and bit tender but holding. Armorial bookplate of Lewis Morris, Esq. to front pastedown. Toning and scattered foxing throughout, with occasional marginal dampstaining.
A collection of 18th century legal texts, with the highlight being the 1722 first edition reporting on lawyer Christopher Layer's conviction for attempted regicide. (Item #4963)