Statham, Nicholas, -1472, [Abridgement of cases], [1490?]
- [Abridgement of cases]
- Alternate Title(s):
- Accompte Aielle Addicion Administratours Age
Accompte. Accompte. le pleintif connta dun receipte en autre conntie et ea de causa le bre fuit abatuz
- [Rouen] : [Guillaume Le Talleur], [1490?]
- Physical Description:
- 380 pages ; 33 cm
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- Attributed to Nicholas Statham. See: J.D. Cowley. Bibl. of abridgments...of English law to the year 1800, 1932, p. xli-xlii.
"The work contains an abridgement of cases decided in the Courts between the reign of Edward I and the end of that of Henry VI."--Brit. Mus. Cat. (XV cent.)
With two preliminary contents leaves; pi2v first column text begins: Accompte Aiel[le] Addicion Administratours Age ..
Text, a1r, begins: Accompte. Accompte. le plei[n]tif co[n]nta dun receipte en autre co[n]ntie et ea de causa le bre fuit abatuz.
At end of index (leaf [2b]): Per me R. Pynson.
"It is not improbable that the index was printed later than the rest of the book and only added to certain of the copies, and the "Per me, R. Pynson" may mean that he was the compiler, not the printer, as it would seem to suggest"--Duff.
Signatures: pi² a-y⁸ z⁶ [et]⁶
2 columns in index. 50 lines, headline and marginalia. Types: 111 G., headlines, etc.; 85 G., beginnings of paragraphs, names, etc.; 81 B. Capital space on leaf 3r.
Hain-Copinger (Add) 15092
BM 15th cent. VIII, p. 390 (IB. 43928)
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1525 (1968), 50
Selected exhibitions: "Fifty-five Books Printed before 1525: Representing the Works of England's First Printers, an Exhibition from the Collection of Paul Mellon" (Grolier Club, 17 January-3 March 1968).
BAC: British Art Center copy has leaf pi2 misbound between leaves a8 and b1. Bound in contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards. "Two stamps are used: a diamond-shaped 'Agnus Dei' and a circular stamp of a six-petaled flower with spurs between the petals similar to one used by an English binder identified by Oldham ... as the 'Crucifer Binder.' The binding once had two clasps, now missing. On the front cover is the supra libris, 'The Society of Writers to the Signet.' The shelf mark of the society is inside the front cover. The binding appears to have been rebacked in the 18th century and again recently. The modern repairs preserve the earlier back strip ... Sold in the sale of books from the Signet Library at Sotheby (15 March 1960)."--Grolier Club.
- Subject Terms:
- Incunabula in Yale Library.Law -- Great Britain.Law reports, digests, etc -- England -- Early works to 1800.Signet Library (Great Britain) -- Binding.
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