|Content Description||This volume contains an extensive account of the history and functions of the high courts of England from Parliament through to 'The Court of Surveiors, augmentacons and first fruits'. The text has much annotation in the margins, identifying the courts concerned and enlarging on certain points.|
Following on from the main body of text, there are further specific sections for: 'The Chancery Courts'; 'The Kinges Bench Court'; 'The Court of common plees'; 'The Exchequer Courts'; 'The Dutchy Court for the county Palantyne of Lancaster'; 'The Courte of wardes and liveries'; 'The Court of Requests; 'The Starre Chamber'.
|Descriptive Features||Watermark: Posts: two small posts linked by a cartouche with the name 'I.CANARD', the posts are joined to a fir cone above the posts by two intertwined double lines following an arabesque which joins at the base of the posts; below the posts there is an oval device containing a date, the date in this device varies from folio to folio, ranging from 1602 to 1618, approx. 48 x 32 mm; there are no countermarks at all.|
One of a set of six volumes which share binding characteristics. The binding was probably done around 1910 and consists of Burgundy coloured half leather and buckram on pasteboard. The spine is gold stamped with a summary title of the contents and with two double fillets across the head and tail. The meeting place between leather and buckram is emphasised by a gold stamped line in both upper and lower covers. All pastedown and flyleaves are of one type of deep cream coloured modern paper (perhaps acid free) which shows no paper maker's name, but which has regular chainlines at about 25 mm apart. The binder added two front and two back folios to the manuscript. The volume is gold graphed. See Pw V 82, 84, 87, 89 and 138 for other volumes in the set.