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===ascribed to Ralph de Hengham===
 
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}}[[File:HenghamRegistrumBrevium1687InitialCapital.jpg|left|thumb|200px|<center>Initial capital, first page of text.</center>]]"It is doubtful whether any book used by mediaeval practitioners had greater importance in the history of [English] law than the collection of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writ writs] known as ''Registrum Brevium''."<ref>Percy H. Winfield, ''The Chief Sources of English Legal History'' (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925), 298.</ref> Loosely translated "The Register of Writs," there were many printed editions and innumerable manuscript editions, few of which are precisely the same.<ref>Ibid.</ref> First printed in 1531 by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Rastell William Rastell], it reached a fourth edition in 1687.
  
==Bibliographic Information==
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The 1687 edition is attributed to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_de_Hengham Sir Ralph de Hengham] (1235 &ndash; 1311),<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), 605.</ref> the first chief justice to explain the general point of law involved in each case for the benefit of students.<ref>Paul Brand, "[http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/12924 Hengham, Ralph (b. in or before 1235, d. 1311)]" in ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'', accessed November 14, 2013.</ref> He also authored several lectures on a variety of law topics.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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'''Title:''' ''Registrum Brevium tam Originalium, quam Judicialium: Correctum & Emendatum ad Vetus Exemplar Manuscriptum, Cujus Beneficio, À Multis Erroribus Purgatum, ad Usus, Quibus Inservit Redditur Accommodatius''.
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Hengham served as a court clerk, but was rapidly appointed to his own judicial office in 1271.<ref>Ibid.</ref> Eventually he was promoted from the common bench to become chief justice of the court of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_of_King%27s_Bench_%28England%29 King’s Bench] in 1274.<ref>Ibid.</ref> Hengham was dismissed from office in 1289 on corruption charges.<ref>Winfield, ''The Chief Sources of English Legal History'', 274.</ref> Hengham regained the King’s favor in 1300 when he was appointed as an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assizes Assize] judge.<ref>Brand, “Hengham, Ralph."</ref> He rejoined the King’s council by the end of that year. When the chief justice of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_of_Common_Pleas_%28England%29 common bench] died in the summer of 1301, Hengham replaced him and served in that position until 1309.<ref>Ibid.</ref>
  
'''Published:''' London: Printed by the assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, esquires, for Thomas Bassett ..., 1687.  
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==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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Listed in the [[Jefferson Inventory]] of [[Wythe's Library]] as ''Registrum brevium fol.'' and given by [[Thomas Jefferson]] to [[Dabney Carr]].  The University of Virginia owns a copy of the fourth (1687) edition with the inscription "Given by Thos. Jefferson to D. Carr". Both 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> and [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s.v. "[http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe Member: George Wythe]," accessed on September 16, 2013.</ref> on LibraryThing include the 1647 edition based on the University of Virginia copy. The Wolf Law Library moved a copy of this edition from the general rare books collection to the [[George Wythe Collection]].
  
'''Edition:''' Fourth edition; [8], 321, 85 leaves, 59, 239 pages.
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==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
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Rebound in period-style full calf. The title page includes signatures and annotations.
  
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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Images of the library's copy of this book are [https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolflawlibrary/albums/72157637877442514 available on Flickr.] View the record for this book in [http://wm-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/01COWM_WM:EVERYTHING:01COWM_WM_ALMA21580095870003196 William & Mary's online catalog.]
Listed in the [[Jefferson Inventory]] of [[Wythe's Library]] as ''Registrum brevium fol.'' and given by [[Thomas Jefferson]] to [[Dabney Carr]].  The University of Virginia owns a copy with the inscription ''Given by Thos. Jefferson to D. Carr''. Both 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> and [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on September 16, 2013, http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe </ref> on LibraryThing include the fourth (1687) edition based on that information.
 
  
==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
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===Full text===
Rebound in green buckram; autographs and annotations on title page.
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*[http://lawlibrary.wm.edu/wythepedia/library/RegistrumBrevium1687.pdf ''Registrum Brevium''] (99MB PDF)
  
View this book in [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/530071 William & Mary's online catalog.]
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Latest revision as of 10:06, 15 August 2019

ascribed to Ralph de Hengham

Registrum Brevium
RegistrumBrevium1687TitlePage.jpg

Title page from Registrum Brevium, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Ralph de Hengham
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Published London: Printed by the assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, esquires, for Thomas Bassett ...
Date 1687
Edition Fourth
Language Latin
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Pages [8], 321, 85 leaves, 59, 239
Desc. Folio (32 cm.)
Location Shelf K-5
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Initial capital, first page of text.
"It is doubtful whether any book used by mediaeval practitioners had greater importance in the history of [English] law than the collection of writs known as Registrum Brevium."[1] Loosely translated "The Register of Writs," there were many printed editions and innumerable manuscript editions, few of which are precisely the same.[2] First printed in 1531 by William Rastell, it reached a fourth edition in 1687.

The 1687 edition is attributed to Sir Ralph de Hengham (1235 – 1311),[3] the first chief justice to explain the general point of law involved in each case for the benefit of students.[4] He also authored several lectures on a variety of law topics.[5]

Hengham served as a court clerk, but was rapidly appointed to his own judicial office in 1271.[6] Eventually he was promoted from the common bench to become chief justice of the court of King’s Bench in 1274.[7] Hengham was dismissed from office in 1289 on corruption charges.[8] Hengham regained the King’s favor in 1300 when he was appointed as an Assize judge.[9] He rejoined the King’s council by the end of that year. When the chief justice of the common bench died in the summer of 1301, Hengham replaced him and served in that position until 1309.[10]

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as Registrum brevium fol. and given by Thomas Jefferson to Dabney Carr. The University of Virginia owns a copy of the fourth (1687) edition with the inscription "Given by Thos. Jefferson to D. Carr". Both the Brown Bibliography[11] and George Wythe's Library[12] on LibraryThing include the 1647 edition based on the University of Virginia copy. The Wolf Law Library moved a copy of this edition from the general rare books collection to the George Wythe Collection.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Rebound in period-style full calf. The title page includes signatures and annotations.

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. Percy H. Winfield, The Chief Sources of English Legal History (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925), 298.
  2. Ibid.
  3. J. G. Marvin, Legal Bibliography or a Thesaurus of American, English, Irish, and Scotch Law Books (Philadelphia: T. & J. W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, 1847), 605.
  4. Paul Brand, "Hengham, Ralph (b. in or before 1235, d. 1311)" in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed November 14, 2013.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid.
  8. Winfield, The Chief Sources of English Legal History, 274.
  9. Brand, “Hengham, Ralph."
  10. Ibid.
  11. 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.
  12. LibraryThing, s.v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on September 16, 2013.

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