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The Lawiers Logike, exemplifying the præcepts of logike by the practise of the common lawe,
by Abraham Fraunce

At London imprinted by William How, for Thomas Gubbin, and T. Newman, 1588. 

First Edition.  

Fraunce's seminal contribution to the development of English common law in which, informed by Ramist principles, he employs literary examples to advance legal precepts and cites cases from Plowden and others.  Thought by scholars to have been a primary influence on Shakespeare's framing of legal matters.

This 1588 printing is the complete text.  This copy lacks the summary foldout.

Octavo. Title set in a printer’s fleuron box. Later but near contemporary binding of brown calf paneled in blind to a rectangular format with fleuron corner-pieces, covers and board edges; spine with raised bands dividing five panels, gilt lettered crimson leather lettering piece to the second; covers scuffed and worn; hinges weak and inexpertly repaired with three pieces of brown duct tape. Light tea staining to tops of some pages with contemporary marginalia passim. Internally a good plus copy.  

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