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{{DISPLAYTITLE:''A Book of Entries: Containing Perfect and Approved Presidents of Counts, Declarations, Informations, Pleints, Indictments, Barres, Replications, Rejoynders, Pleadings, Processes, Continuances, Essoines, Issues, Defaults, Departure in Despight of the Court, Demurrers, Trials, Judgements, Executions, and All Other Matters and Proceedings (in Effect) Concerning the Practick Part of the Laws of England, in Actions Real, Personal, and Mixt, and in Appeals''}}
<big>''A Book of Entries: Containing Perfect and Approved Presidents of Counts, Declarations, Informations, Pleints, Indictments, Barres, Replications, Rejoynders, Pleadings, Processes, Continuances, Essoines, Issues, Defaults, Departure in Despight of the Court, Demurrers, Trials, Judgements, Executions, and All Other Matters and Proceedings (in Effect) Concerning the Practick Part of the Laws of England, in Actions Real, Personal, and Mixt, and in Appeals. Being Very Necessary to be Known, and of Excellent Use for the Modern Practice of the Law, Many of Them Containing Matters in Law, and Points of Great learning. Collected and Published for the Common Good and Benefit of the Studious and Learned Professors of the Laws of England ''</big>
 
 
===by Sir Edward Coke===
 
===by Sir Edward Coke===
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}}Born on February 1, 1552 at Mileham, Norfolk, [[wikipedia:Edward Coke|Sir Edward Coke]] (1552 &ndash; 1634) was arguably the most prominent lawyer, legal writer, and politician during the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, and a defender of the common law over the use of the Stuarts' royal prerogative.<ref>''Encyclopaedia Britannica Online'', s.v. "[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/124844/Sir-Edward-Coke Sir Edward Coke]," accessed October 3, 2013.</ref>
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[[File:CokeABookOfEntries1671Inscriptions.jpg|left|thumb|350px|<center>Inscriptions, front flyleaf.</center>]]
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Coke began his studies in 1567 at [[wikipedia:Trinity College, Cambridge|Trinity College, Cambridge]] during the years of the [[wikipedia:Vestiarian controversy|Vestiarian controversy]]&mdash;puritan protests against the Church of England. In 1572 he moved on to study at the [[wikipedia:Inner Temple|Inner Temple]], where he was admitted to the bar on April 20, 1578. Coke quickly rose to prominence through his successful execution of several noteworthy cases, such as [[wikipedia:Rule in Shelley's Case|''Shelley's'' case]]. Coke's analytical efforts helped to refine the legal doctrines of English law, and his reputation won him a seat in Parliament. He would later become the Speaker of the House of Commons and eventually attorney general.<ref>Allen D. Boyer, "[http://www.oxforddnb.com.proxy.wm.edu/view/article/5826 Coke, Sir Edward (1552–1634)]" in ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'', accessed September 18, 2013.</ref> In 1606, after being created [[wikipedia:Serjeant-at-law|serjeant-at-law]], Coke was appointed chief justice of the [[wikipedia:Court of Common Pleas (England)|Court of Common Pleas]]. He was transferred, against his will, to chief justice of the [[wikipedia:Court of King's Bench (England)|Court of King's Bench]] in 1613; he also became a member of the [[wikipedia:Privy Council of the United Kingdom|Privy Council]].<ref>Boyer, "Coke, Sir Edward."</ref>
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After several political and judicial skirmishes with [[wikipedia:James VI and I|James I]] and [[wikipedia:|Francis Bacon]], Coke was suspended from the privy council and removed from the bench in 1616.<ref>''Encyclopædia Britannica Online'', s.v. "Sir Edward Coke."</ref> Although he never returned to the bench, Coke did return to Parliament and was elected to that body four times from 1620 to 1629. During this time he took a lead in creating and composing the [[wikipedia:Petition of Right|Petition of Right]]. "This document cited the Magna Carta and reminded Charles I that the law gave Englishmen their rights, not the king ... Coke's petition focused on ... due process, protection from unjust seizure of property or imprisonment, the right to trial by jury of fellow Englishmen, and protection from unjust punishments or excessive fines."<ref>''Bill of Rights Institute'' website, s.v. "[http://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/educator-resources/americapedia/americapedia-documents/petition-of-right/ Petition of Right (1628)]," accessed October 3, 2013.</ref> After this triumph, Coke spent his remaining years at his home, Stoke Poges, working on ''The Institutes of the Laws of England'', another endeavor for which he is rightly famous.<ref>Boyer, "Coke, Sir Edward."</ref>
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''A Book of Entries'' is a massive collection of pleadings intended to guide other lawyers through England’s courts.<ref>Boyer, "Coke, Sir Edward."</ref> Published in law French, the volume to some degree supplements [[Reports of Sir Edward Coke|Coke's ''Reports'']] because it contains the entire record of many cases in the latter set.<ref>J. G. Marvin, ''Legal Bibliography or a Thesaurus of American, English, Irish, and Scotch Law Books'' (Philadelphia: T. & J. W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, 1847), 212.</ref>
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==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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Both [[Dean Bibliography|Dean's Memo]]<ref>[[Dean Bibliography|Memorandum from Barbara C. Dean]], Colonial Williamsburg Found., to Mrs. Stiverson, Colonial Williamsburg Found. (June 16, 1975), 10 (on file at Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary).</ref> and the [https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433 Brown Bibliography]<ref>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.</ref> suggest Wythe owned the second edition (1671) of Coke's ''Book of Entries'' based on notes in John Marshall's commonplace book.<ref>Herbert A. Johnson, Charles T. Cullen, and Nancy G. Harris, eds., ''The Papers of John Marshall'' (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, in association with the Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1974), 1:50.</ref> The Wolf Law Library followed their suggestions and purchased a copy of the 1671 edition.
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[[File:CokeABookOfEntries1671Headpiece.jpg|center|thumb|400px|<center>Headpiece, preface.</center>]]
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==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
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}}Born on February 1, 1552 at Mileham, Norfolk, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Coke Sir Edward Coke] (1552-1634) was arguably the most prominent lawyer, legal writer, and politician during the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, and a defender of the common law over the use of the Stuarts' royal prerogative.<ref>''Encyclopaedia Britannica Online'', s. v. "[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/124844/Sir-Edward-Coke Sir Edward Coke]," accessed October 3, 2013.</ref><br />
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}}Rebound in buckram, rebacked in period style calf. Includes the bookplate of Geoffrey Hand on the front pastedown. Front flyleaf inscribed by several previous owners. Purchased from Meyer Boswell Books.  
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Coke began his studies in 1567 at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_College,_Cambridge Trinity College, Cambridge] during the years of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestiarian_controversy Vestiarian controversy]&mdash;puritan protests against the Church of England. In 1572 he moved on to study at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_Temple Inner Temple], where he was admitted to the bar on April 20, 1578. Coke quickly rose to prominence through his successful execution of several noteworthy cases, such as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_in_Shelley%27s_Case ''Shelley’s'' case]. Coke's analytical efforts helped to refine the legal doctrines of English law, and his reputation won him a seat in Parliament. He would later become the Speaker of the House of Commons and eventually attorney general.<ref>Allen D. Boyer, [http://www.oxforddnb.com.proxy.wm.edu/view/article/5826 "Coke, Sir Edward (1552–1634)"], ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'', Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2009, accessed 18 Sept 2013.</ref> In 1606, after being created [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serjeant-at-law serjeant-at-law], Coke was appointed chief justice of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_of_Common_Pleas_%28England%29 Court of Common Pleas]. He was transferred, against his will, to chief justice of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_of_King%27s_Bench_%28England%29 Court of King's Bench] in 1613; he also became a member of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privy_Council_of_the_United_Kingdom privy council].<ref>Boyer, "Coke, Sir Edward."</ref><br />
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Images of the library's copy of this book are [https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolflawlibrary/sets/72157660038854086 available on Flickr.] View the record for this book in [https://wm.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01COWM_INST/g9pr7p/alma991028297039703196 William & Mary's online catalog].
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After several political and judicial skirmishes with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_VI_and_I James I] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Bacon Francis Bacon], Coke was suspended from the privy council and removed from the bench in 1616.<ref>''Encyclopædia Britannica Online'', s. v. "Sir Edward Coke."</ref> Although he never returned to the bench, Coke did return to Parliament and was elected to that body four times from 1620 to 1629. During this time he took a lead in creating and composing the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petition_of_Right Petition of Right]. "This document cited the Magna Carta and reminded Charles I that the law gave Englishmen their rights, not the king ... Coke’s petition focused on ... due process, protection from unjust seizure of property or imprisonment, the right to trial by jury of fellow Englishmen, and protection from unjust punishments or excessive fines."<ref>''Bill of Rights Institute'' website, s.v. "[http://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/educator-resources/americapedia/americapedia-documents/petition-of-right/ Petition of Right (1628)]", accessed Oct. 3, 2013.</ref> After this triumph, Coke spent his remaining years at his home, Stoke Poges, working on ''The Institutes of the Laws of England'', another endeavor for which he is rightly famous.<ref>Boyer, "Coke, Sir Edward."</ref><br />
 
[[File:CokeABookOfEntries1671Inscriptions.jpg|left|thumb|250px|<center>Inscriptions, front flyleaf.</center>]]
 
''A Book of Entries'' is a massive collection of pleadings intended to guide other lawyers through England’s courts.<ref>Boyer, "Coke, Sir Edward."</ref> Published in law French, the volume to some degree supplements [[Reports of Sir Edward Coke|Coke's ''Reports'']] because it contains the entire record of many cases in the latter set.<ref>J. G. Marvin, ''Legal Bibliography or a Thesaurus of American, English, Irish, and Scotch Law Books'' (Philadelphia: T. & J. W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, 1847), 212.</ref>
 
  
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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===Full text===
Both [[Dean Bibliography|Dean's Memo]]<ref>[[Dean Bibliography|Memorandum from Barbara C. Dean]], Colonial Williamsburg Found., to Mrs. Stiverson, Colonial Williamsburg Found. (June 16, 1975), 10 (on file at Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary).</ref> and the [https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433 Brown Bibliography]<ref> 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.</ref> suggest Wythe owned the second edition (1671) of Coke's ''Book of Entries'' based on notes in John Marshall's commonplace book.<ref>''The Papers of John Marshall,'' eds. Herbert A. Johnson, Charles T. Cullen, and Nancy G. Harris (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, in association with the Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1974), 1:50.</ref> The Wolf Law Library followed their suggestions and purchased a copy of the 1671 edition.
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*[http://lawlibrary.wm.edu/wythepedia/library/CokeBookOfEntries1671.pdf ''Book of Entries''] (200MB PDF)
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==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
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==See also==
Rebound in buckram, rebacked in period style calf. Includes the bookplate of Geoffrey Hand on the front pastedown. Front flyleaf inscribed by several previous owners. Purchased from Meyer Boswell Books.
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*''[[First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England|The First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England, or, A Commentary upon Littleton]]''
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*''[[Fourth Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England|The Fourth Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Concerning the Jurisdiction of the Courts]]''
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*[[George Wythe Room]]
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*''[[Reports of Sir Edward Coke|The Reports of Sir Edward Coke]]''
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*''[[Second Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England|The Second Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Containing the Exposition of Many Ancient and Other Statutes]]''
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*''[[Third Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England|The Third Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Concerning High Treason, and Other Pleas of the Crown, and Criminall Causes]]''
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*[[Wythe's Library]]
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View this book in [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/1617564 William & Mary's online catalog].
 
[[File:CokeABookOfEntries1671Headpiece.jpg|center|thumb|400px|<center>Headpiece, preface.</center>]]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 10:36, 13 October 2021

by Sir Edward Coke

A Book of Entries
CokeBookOfEntries1671.jpg

Title page from A Book of Entries, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Sir Edward Coke
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Published London: Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford, assigns of Richard Atkins and Edward Atkins
Date 1671
Edition Second, carefully corrected
Language Prefaces in Latin and English; text in Latin; index in French.
Volumes {{{set}}} volume set
Pages 9, 713 leaves, [17]
Desc. Folio (35 cm.)
Location Shelf K-5
  [[Shelf {{{shelf2}}}]]

Born on February 1, 1552 at Mileham, Norfolk, Sir Edward Coke (1552 – 1634) was arguably the most prominent lawyer, legal writer, and politician during the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, and a defender of the common law over the use of the Stuarts' royal prerogative.[1]

Inscriptions, front flyleaf.

Coke began his studies in 1567 at Trinity College, Cambridge during the years of the Vestiarian controversy—puritan protests against the Church of England. In 1572 he moved on to study at the Inner Temple, where he was admitted to the bar on April 20, 1578. Coke quickly rose to prominence through his successful execution of several noteworthy cases, such as Shelley's case. Coke's analytical efforts helped to refine the legal doctrines of English law, and his reputation won him a seat in Parliament. He would later become the Speaker of the House of Commons and eventually attorney general.[2] In 1606, after being created serjeant-at-law, Coke was appointed chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas. He was transferred, against his will, to chief justice of the Court of King's Bench in 1613; he also became a member of the Privy Council.[3]

After several political and judicial skirmishes with James I and Francis Bacon, Coke was suspended from the privy council and removed from the bench in 1616.[4] Although he never returned to the bench, Coke did return to Parliament and was elected to that body four times from 1620 to 1629. During this time he took a lead in creating and composing the Petition of Right. "This document cited the Magna Carta and reminded Charles I that the law gave Englishmen their rights, not the king ... Coke's petition focused on ... due process, protection from unjust seizure of property or imprisonment, the right to trial by jury of fellow Englishmen, and protection from unjust punishments or excessive fines."[5] After this triumph, Coke spent his remaining years at his home, Stoke Poges, working on The Institutes of the Laws of England, another endeavor for which he is rightly famous.[6]

A Book of Entries is a massive collection of pleadings intended to guide other lawyers through England’s courts.[7] Published in law French, the volume to some degree supplements Coke's Reports because it contains the entire record of many cases in the latter set.[8]

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Both Dean's Memo[9] and the Brown Bibliography[10] suggest Wythe owned the second edition (1671) of Coke's Book of Entries based on notes in John Marshall's commonplace book.[11] The Wolf Law Library followed their suggestions and purchased a copy of the 1671 edition.


Headpiece, preface.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bookplate of Geoffrey Hand, front pastedown.

Rebound in buckram, rebacked in period style calf. Includes the bookplate of Geoffrey Hand on the front pastedown. Front flyleaf inscribed by several previous owners. Purchased from Meyer Boswell Books.

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.

Full text

See also

References

  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, s.v. "Sir Edward Coke," accessed October 3, 2013.
  2. Allen D. Boyer, "Coke, Sir Edward (1552–1634)" in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed September 18, 2013.
  3. Boyer, "Coke, Sir Edward."
  4. Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s.v. "Sir Edward Coke."
  5. Bill of Rights Institute website, s.v. "Petition of Right (1628)," accessed October 3, 2013.
  6. Boyer, "Coke, Sir Edward."
  7. Boyer, "Coke, Sir Edward."
  8. J. G. Marvin, Legal Bibliography or a Thesaurus of American, English, Irish, and Scotch Law Books (Philadelphia: T. & J. W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, 1847), 212.
  9. Memorandum from Barbara C. Dean, Colonial Williamsburg Found., to Mrs. Stiverson, Colonial Williamsburg Found. (June 16, 1975), 10 (on file at Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary).
  10. 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.
  11. Herbert A. Johnson, Charles T. Cullen, and Nancy G. Harris, eds., The Papers of John Marshall (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, in association with the Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1974), 1:50.