Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery

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by John Tracy Atkyns

The reports are regarded as "a classical repository of equity jurisprudence."

Bibliographic Information

Author: John Tracy Atkyns

Title: Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, in the Time of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke

Publication Info: London: Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, 1765.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Ordered by Wythe from John Norton & Sons in a letter dated May 8, 1770. Records indicate the order was fulfilled.[1] Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as Atkyns's rep. 1st. & 3d.v. fol. and given by Thomas Jefferson to Dabney Carr. The University of Virginia has a copy of this edition with the inscription "Given by Thos. Jefferson to D. Carr 1806" in volume one. [2] All four of the Wythe Collection sources (Goodwin's pamphlet[3], Dean's Memo[4], Brown's Bibliography[5] and George Wythe's Library[6] on LibraryThing) list this edition of this work.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary calf with extra-gilt. Purchased from Meyer Boswell Books.

External Links

Google Books Volume 1


  1. Frances Norton Mason, ed., John Norton & Sons, Merchants of London and Virginia: Being the Papers from their Counting House for the Years 1750 to 1795 (Richmond, Virginia: Dietz Press, 1937), 133-134. The letter is endorsed "Virga. 7 May 1770 / George Wythe / Recd. 18 June pr Dixon / Goods Entr. pa. 220/ Ansd. the 28th July."
  2. English Short Title Catalog,, search of "Treatise of Equity" reveals only one folio edition.
  3. Mary R. M. Goodwin, The George Wythe House: Its Furniture and Furnishings (Williamsburg, Virginia: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Library, 1958), xlvi. Available at\RR0216.xml
  4. Memorandum from Barbara C. Dean, Colonial Williamsburg Found., to Mrs. Stiverson, Colonial Williamsburg Found. (June 16, 1975), 7 (on file at Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary).
  5. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at:
  6. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on June 28, 2013,