Reports of Adjudged Cases in the Courts of Chancery, King's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer
by Sir John Strange
Title page from Reports of Adjudged Cases in the Courts of Chancery, King's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, volume two, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.
|Author||Sir John Strange|
|Published||London, In the Savoy: Printed by H. Lintot, law-printer to the King, for W. Sandby|
|Volumes||2 volume set|
|Desc.||Folio (31 cm.)|
Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library
Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as "Strange's rep. 1st. vol." and given by Thomas Jefferson to Dabney Carr. Three of the Wythe Collection sources (Dean's Memo, Brown's Bibliography and George Wythe's Library on LibraryThing) include the first edition (1658) of Strange's Reports. LibraryThing does include the caveat "Precise edition unknown, although Wythe was likely to have had a volume from the first edition." The Wolf Law Library purchased a copy of the 1658 edition.
Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy
Bound in contemporary calf. Front pastedown, volume one, inscribed "John M. Davenport, Oxford."
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- William Holdsworth, A History of English Law (London: Methuen & Co., Sweet and Maxwell, 1938), 12:131.
- Hanham, "Strange, Sir John."
- Memorandum from Barbara C. Dean, Colonial Williamsburg Found., to Mrs. Stiverson, Colonial Williamsburg Found. (June 16, 1975), 14 (on file at Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary).
- Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.
- LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on June 28, 2013.