|Content Description||Copy of abridged court cases, containing their principal points, presented to the House of Lords between 1700 and 1728. Contains table of titles (ff 4-11 preceding paper) under which each case is placed and another table of the names of the case (in alphabetical order, pp 152-80) noting whether judgement was reversed or affirmed.|
Volume was possibly put together around 1728-30.
|Descriptive Features||Watermark: Pro Patria, Dutch maiden facing left, and Seven Provinces lion within field, approx. 103 x 100|
Countermark: Letters LVG, approx. 11 x 60 mm
Professional fair copy in cursive script.
Brown calf on pasteboard; borders of upper and lower covers have blind tooled double fillet lines and a roll of delicate buds, thistle, acorn and other floral ornaments blind stamped parallel to the double fillets; spine is divided into seven panels, second, third and fourth panels used for labelling volume; second panel, covered with a black leather label is gold stamped with 'AN. ABRIDGD./ COMMON/ PLACE OF/; second and third panels have lost their black leather label, but the lettering can be understood as 'CASE IN/ YE HOUSE/ OF LORDS/ UPON A MS./'; and /IN/ MANISCRIPT'; six panels in spine are enmarked with gold stamped double fillet lines.