Liber assisarum [Law French].
Analysis of Content
a1r Liber assisarum. Incipit: ‘Nient attache n'est p[as] plee l'ou le fraunches est graunt . . .’ See John D. Cowley, A Bibliography of Abridgments, Digests, Dictionaries and Indexes of English Law to 1800, Selden Society (London, 1932), pp. xlii–xliii, in which he records the title as ‘Year books of assises abridged', and Percy H. Winfield, ‘Abridgements of the Year Books', Harvard Law Review, 37 (1923-4), 214-44, especially 215-16. Alphabetical abridgement of selected cases from the reigns of Edward I to Edward IV, according to STC derived in part from the manuscript of STC 9599 and from STC 23238. Sometimes attributed to Sir William Callow, Middle Temple (†1487-8).
Imprint: [London]: Richard Pynson, [after 15 May 1499–before Apr. 1500]. 8°.
Remarks: As dated by BMC; STC dates to [c.1502], Duff to , Cowley to [1500?], Winfield to [1509/10], Beale 188 to .
Collation: A2 a–t8 v2.
Remarks: Gathering r printed, in error, on two separate sheets, and here bound together with alternating pairs of printed and blank pages.
GW: GW 2743;
Goff: Goff A‑1156;
BMC: BMC XI;
Proctor: not in Pr;
Others: Joseph H. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books (Cambridge, Mass., 1926), 188, with reference to R 47, although this seems to be 1517 edn; CIBN A‑630; John D. Cowley, A Bibliography of Abridgments, Digests, Dictionaries and Indexes of English Law to 1800, Selden Society (London, 1932), 3 no. 5; Duff 37; not in Sheppard; STC 9603.
Copy number: A-464(1)
Binding: Calf, rebacked and recornered, with gilt-edged leaves.
Size: 126 × 95 × 25 mm.
Size of leaf: 120 × 85 mm.
Pen-trials on A2v (`James'), b8v –c1r and s1r.
Provenance: Unread inscription on a1r and v2v: ‘m[ ]res [ ]rrell''. ‘pr. 4s.' on back endleaf. Heraldic stamp inside the upper cover. N. Harding (fl. 1721-1723), 1723; inscription on the back endleaf. Alfred J. Horwood (1821-1881), 1864; inscription on the back endleaf; sale (8 June 1883), probably lot 994. Acquired after 1883.
SHELFMARK: 35 c.71.
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