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}}Richard Crompton (c. 1529-c. 1599) was a legal writer whose works include ''A Short Declaration of the Ende of Traytors, and False Conspirators Against the State'', ''Star-Chamber Cases'', and an enlargement of Sir Anthony Fitzherbert’s ''Loffice et authoritie de iustices de peace''.<ref>N.G. Jones, "[http://oxforddnb.com/view/article/6759 Crompton, Richard (b.c. 1529, d. in or about 1599)]" in ''Oxford English Dictionary of National Biography'', accessed May 28, 2015.</ref> Although he was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1553 and might have been created a serjeant-at-law, had he desired that honor, Crompton preferred to focus on his “private studies.”<ref>Ibid.</ref> His most well-known work is ''L’authoritie et Jurisdiction des Courts de la Majestie de la Roygne''.<ref>Ibid.</ref><br/>  
 
}}Richard Crompton (c. 1529-c. 1599) was a legal writer whose works include ''A Short Declaration of the Ende of Traytors, and False Conspirators Against the State'', ''Star-Chamber Cases'', and an enlargement of Sir Anthony Fitzherbert’s ''Loffice et authoritie de iustices de peace''.<ref>N.G. Jones, "[http://oxforddnb.com/view/article/6759 Crompton, Richard (b.c. 1529, d. in or about 1599)]" in ''Oxford English Dictionary of National Biography'', accessed May 28, 2015.</ref> Although he was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1553 and might have been created a serjeant-at-law, had he desired that honor, Crompton preferred to focus on his “private studies.”<ref>Ibid.</ref> His most well-known work is ''L’authoritie et Jurisdiction des Courts de la Majestie de la Roygne''.<ref>Ibid.</ref><br/>  
 
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''L’authoritie et Jurisdiction'' was the first English law book to focus exclusively on the royal courts.<ref>"[http://www.loc.gov/preservation/conservators/bachbase/bbcbooks/ Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's History at the Library of Congress]," ''Library of Congress'', accessed May 28, 2015.</ref> Divided into 23 sections, each focusing on a different court, it serves as a guide to the court system.<ref>Ibid.</ref> Crompton describes not only the Court of Star Chamber, the Chancery, and the court functions of Parliament, but other, smaller, and less well-known courts.<ref>Ibid.</ref><br/>  
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''L’authoritie et Jurisdiction'' was the first English law book to focus exclusively on the royal courts.<ref>"[http://www.loc.gov/preservation/conservators/bachbase/bbcbooks/ Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's History at the Library of Congress]," ''Library of Congress'', accessed May 28, 2015.</ref> Divided into 23 sections, each focusing on a different court, it serves as a guide to the court system.<ref>Ibid.</ref> Crompton describes not only the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Chamber Court of Star Chamber], the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_of_Chancery Chancery], and the court functions of Parliament, but other, smaller, and less well-known courts.<ref>Ibid.</ref><br/>  
 
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As early as 1600, the English legal scholar William Fulbeck praised Crompton’s work, recommending his books to law students because they were both comprehensive and concise, so “that a man may by them in a few hours gain great knowledge.”<ref> William Fulbeck and T.H. Sterling, [https://books.google.com/books?id=V7wDAAAAQAAJ ''Direction or Preparative to the Study of Law''] (London: Printed for J. and W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers and Publishers, 1829), 74.</ref> Roger North similarly considered Crompton’s ''L’authoritie et jurisidiction'' to be essential reading for students.<ref>Jones, "Crompton, Richard."</ref>  
 
As early as 1600, the English legal scholar William Fulbeck praised Crompton’s work, recommending his books to law students because they were both comprehensive and concise, so “that a man may by them in a few hours gain great knowledge.”<ref> William Fulbeck and T.H. Sterling, [https://books.google.com/books?id=V7wDAAAAQAAJ ''Direction or Preparative to the Study of Law''] (London: Printed for J. and W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers and Publishers, 1829), 74.</ref> Roger North similarly considered Crompton’s ''L’authoritie et jurisidiction'' to be essential reading for students.<ref>Jones, "Crompton, Richard."</ref>  
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==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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Brown's Bibliography<ref>Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012, rev. May, 2014) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.</ref> includes the first edition (1594) of Crompton's ''L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction des Covrts de la Maiestie de la Roygne'' based on quotations in the manuscript copy of [[John Marshall|John Marshall's]] law notes. The Wolf Law moved a copy of the first edition from another rare book collection to the [[George Wythe Collection]].
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==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
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Bound in recent limp vellum with ribbon ties. Title page includes inscription "Le-Leo." Purchased through the generosity of Daniel W. Baran and Lena Stratton Baran, Class of 1936.
  
 
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View the record for this book in [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/72469 William & Mary's online catalog.]
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
 
  
 
==See also==
 
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==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
 
Bound in recent limp vellum.
 
 
View the record for this book in [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/72469 William & Mary's online catalog.]
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 13:41, 31 July 2015

by Richard Crompton

L'Authoritie et Jurisdiction des Courts de la Majestie de la Roygne
CromptonAuthoritieEtJurisdiction1594TitlePage.jpg

Title page from L'Authoritie et Jurisdiction des Courts de la Majestie de la Roygne, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Richard Crompton
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Published Londini: in aedibus Caroli Yetsweirti Armig.
Date 1594
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Language French
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Pages 8, 232 leaves
Desc. 4to. (18 cm.)
Location Shelf F-3
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Richard Crompton (c. 1529-c. 1599) was a legal writer whose works include A Short Declaration of the Ende of Traytors, and False Conspirators Against the State, Star-Chamber Cases, and an enlargement of Sir Anthony Fitzherbert’s Loffice et authoritie de iustices de peace.[1] Although he was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1553 and might have been created a serjeant-at-law, had he desired that honor, Crompton preferred to focus on his “private studies.”[2] His most well-known work is L’authoritie et Jurisdiction des Courts de la Majestie de la Roygne.[3]

L’authoritie et Jurisdiction was the first English law book to focus exclusively on the royal courts.[4] Divided into 23 sections, each focusing on a different court, it serves as a guide to the court system.[5] Crompton describes not only the Court of Star Chamber, the Chancery, and the court functions of Parliament, but other, smaller, and less well-known courts.[6]

As early as 1600, the English legal scholar William Fulbeck praised Crompton’s work, recommending his books to law students because they were both comprehensive and concise, so “that a man may by them in a few hours gain great knowledge.”[7] Roger North similarly considered Crompton’s L’authoritie et jurisidiction to be essential reading for students.[8]

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Brown's Bibliography[9] includes the first edition (1594) of Crompton's L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction des Covrts de la Maiestie de la Roygne based on quotations in the manuscript copy of John Marshall's law notes. The Wolf Law moved a copy of the first edition from another rare book collection to the George Wythe Collection.

Initialcapital, first page of text.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in recent limp vellum with ribbon ties. Title page includes inscription "Le-Leo." Purchased through the generosity of Daniel W. Baran and Lena Stratton Baran, Class of 1936.

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

See also

References

  1. N.G. Jones, "Crompton, Richard (b.c. 1529, d. in or about 1599)" in Oxford English Dictionary of National Biography, accessed May 28, 2015.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. "Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's History at the Library of Congress," Library of Congress, accessed May 28, 2015.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ibid.
  7. William Fulbeck and T.H. Sterling, Direction or Preparative to the Study of Law (London: Printed for J. and W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers and Publishers, 1829), 74.
  8. Jones, "Crompton, Richard."
  9. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012, rev. May, 2014) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.