The Report of Several Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench at Westminster: From the First Year of King James the Second, to the Tenth Year of King William the Third

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by Roger Comberbach

Comberbach's Reports

Title page from The Report of Several Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench at Westminster, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Roger Comberbach
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Published [London], In the Savoy: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, (assigns of E. Sayer, Esq;) for J. Walthoe
Date 1724
Edition First
Language English
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Pages [12], 484, [52]
Desc. Folio (32 cm.)
Location Shelf F-5
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Roger Comberbach served as recorder of Chester and a judge of North Wales.[1] Like many other reports of his time, Comberbach's reports were almost universally disparaged.[2] Wallace sums up the work as "[a] posthumous note-book, published by the author's son, and therefore, perhaps, as filial editorships generally go, more pardonable for its worthlessness."[3]

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Brown's Bibliography[4] includes the 1st (1724) edition Comberbach's Reports based on quotations in the manuscript copy of John Marshall's law notes. The Wolf Law Library followed Brown's suggestion and moved a copy of this edition from another rare book collection to the George Wythe Collection.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Rebound in period style. Spine features four bands and blue gilt labels. Signed "R. Scudmore" on the title page. Purchased through the generosity of Daniel W. Baran and Lena Stratton Baran, Class of 1936.

Images of the library's copy of this book are available on Flickr. View the record for this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

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See also


  1. William Holdsworth, A History of English Law (London: Methuen & Co., Sweet and Maxwell, 1924), 6:558.
  2. John William Wallace, The Reporters, Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks, 4th ed., (Boston: Soule and Bugbee, 1882), 396.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: