Maximes of Reason

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by Edmund Wingate

Bibliographic Information

Author: Edmund Wingate.

Title: Maximes of Reason, or, The Reason of the Common Law of England.

Published: London: Printed by R. & W. L. for W. Lee, A. Crook, D. Pakeman, H. Twiford, G. Bedell, T. Dring, J. Place, 1658.

Edition: First edition; [16], 772, (i. e. 720), [12] pages.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as Wingate's Maxims, fol. and given by Thomas Jefferson to Dabney Carr. The 1658 edition appears to be the only edition published.[1] Accordingly, both the Brown Bibliography[2] and George Wythe's Library[3] on LibraryThing include the 1658 edition.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Commercially rebound ca. 1980.

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

External Links

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  1. J. G. Marvin, Legal Bibliography or a Thesaurus of American, English, Irish, and Scotch Law Books (Philadelphia: T. & J. W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, 1847), 741.
  2. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at:
  3. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on September 16, 2013,