The Reports of that Learned Sir Henry Hobart Knight

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by Sir Henry Hobart

According to Judge Jenkins: ‘in Hobart were many noble things, an excellent eloquence, the éclat of ancestry, the most engaging sweetness animated with a singular gravity’ (Lothian MSS, viii). Hobart was buried on 4 January 1626 at Blickling. He left houses at Highgate and St Bartholomew's in London, and Chapel in the Fields, Norwich. He was succeeded by his son John, the second baronet. Hobart's widow was buried at Blickling on 30 April 1641. In 1641 a volume of his law reports was published, with subsequent editions in 1650, 1671, 1678, and 1724. [1]

Bibliographic Information

Author: Sir Henry Hobart, (1554-1625)

Title: The Reports of that Learned Sir Henry Hobart Knight, Late Lord Chiefe Justice of His Maiesties Court of Common Pleas at Westminster Resolved and Adjudged by Himselfe and Others, the Judges and Sages of the Law Renowned for That Profession in His Time

Publication Info: London: Printed by the assignes of Iohn More, 1641.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in simply ruled early dark calf, recently rebacked, with raised bands and title label on spine. Front pastedown with late 18th or 19th century armorial bookplate of "Clark, Kedlington, Yorks."

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  1. Stuart Handley, ‘Hobart, Sir Henry, first baronet (c.1554–1625)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 accessed 5 June 2013