Cases in Law and Equity

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Cases in Law and Equity, Chiefly During the Time the Late Earl of Macclesfield Presided in the Courts of King's-Bench and Chancery

by Robert Lucas

Not much is known about Robert Lucas. Evidently, he was a barrister who left the legal profession to become a minister in the county of York.[1] He also authored Cases in Law and Equity the tenth of the Modern Reports published in 1736.[2] The work does not possess much authority and has been cited infrequently.[3]

Cases in Law and Equity

Title page from Cases in Law and Equity, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Robert Lucas
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Published London, In the Savoy: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling (assigns of Edw. Sayer, Esq;) for T. Ward and E. Wicksteed
Date 1736
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Language English
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Pages ii, 538, [94]
Desc. Folio (34 cm.)
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Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as "Cases in L. & Eq. or 10th. Modern. fol." and kept by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson later sold a copy to the Library of Congress in 1815, but the volume no longer survives to verify Wythe's previous ownership.[4] Both the Brown Bibliography[5] and George Wythe's Library[6] on LibraryThing list the first edition (1736) of this title. The Wolf Law Library followed their recommendations and purchased a copy of the same edition.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Rebound ca. 1980.

View this book in William & Mary's online catalog.


  1. John William Wallace, ‘’The Reporters Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks’’ 386
  2. Ibid
  3. Ibid
  4. E. Millicent Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 2nd ed. (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983), 2:346 [no.2075].
  5. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at:
  6. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe" accessed on March 4, 2014.