Reports of Cases in the Court of Exchequer in the Time of King George I (1714 to 1727)

Center for Law Reporting, Vol. 4

Reports of Cases in the Court of Exchequer in the Time of King George I (1714 to 1727)

Edited by W. H. Bryson
2014 | 1110 (2 vols.) pp. | 978-0-86698-503-1 | Cloth 6 x 9 in
MRTS 452 | $120 | £90 |

This first edition of manuscript law reports covers cases in the English Court of Exchequer, the court of revenue, which court had acquired also a general civil jurisdiction. The cases cover disputes over the collection of the public revenue, particularly import taxes, and there are in addition many cases involving creditors' rights, bankruptcy, governmental prerogative, tithes, etc. There were previously in print very few case reports from this important court from this period, and this book adds a large corpus of printed material that was hitherto inaccessible.