Abridgement of cases.

Accession number: 
PML 625
Statham, Nicholas, -1472.
[Rouen] : per me R. Pynson, [about 1490]
[190] leaves ; 30.5 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from ISTC.
Signed at end of register: Per me .R. pynson (leaf [1]/2v) and with Le Talleur's printer's mark at end (leaf [et]6v).
Dated about 1488-90 in CIBN, 1490 by Goff and PML Checklist.
Printed in Le Talleur's types 2:112G, 6:85G, and 7:81G.
Signatures: [1²]; a-y⁸ z [et]⁶: 190 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio.
Written in Anglo-French of the law courts.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 29.8 x 21.3 cm.

19th-century English full black morocco over paper boards (30.5 x 22 cm), sewn on 5 supports by Riviere & Son. Marbled paper pastedowns and endleaves, with plain paper endleaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.

Hand decoration: Ink initial E, with Suttery's initials (leaf a1r), no other rubrication required. Annotations: Extensive contemporary marginal and interlinear notations and cross-references, ennumeration of cases, and foliation. Includes lot description from Sotheby's, 1 July 1898, lot 1374, another copy of this edition, sold for £74.

Alayne Suttery(?), signature (abraded) and initials, 15th/16th century (leaf a1r); unidentified armorial (Suttery?) at end of register (leaf [1]/2v); unidentified inscription: "St. Lathams Ab[???] g[???]t," 16th/17th century (leaf [1]/1r); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and bibliographical notes: No. 232, 15/10/96 and price code: ol/-/- ___ (front endleaf 1 verso); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.