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2.1.1.2.9 Edward III

Cobbett, William, and Thomas B. Howell, ed. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. 33 Vols. London: Printed by T.C. Hansard for R. Bagshaw, 1809. OCLC: 122275433 Abstract: Based on earlier editions published in 1719, 1730, 1742, and 1775. Covers English trials relating to offenses against the State or trials illustrative of the law relating to State Officers. Covers a wide variety of cases, predominantly high treason, but also bigamy, sedition, seditious libel, murder involving high-ranking officials, riot, piracy, witchcraft, bribery, and corruption. Vol. 1 covers Henry II to Elizabeth I (1163-1600).


Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases Concerning the Law Merchant. 3 Vols. SS, 23 for 1908, 46 for 1929, 49 for 1932. London: Quaritch, 1908. OCLC: 228497
Abstract: Vol. 1, "Local Courts" contains numerous extracts, with translations from the Latin records of Fair Courts from 1270-1638; Vol. 2, "Central Courts," includes cases drawn from the Curia Regis rolls, the Assize rolls, the records of the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, and Chancery proceedings, from 1239-1633, translated into English; Vol. 3, "Statutory Recognizances and Special Assizes," is a supplementary volume which contains records of proceedings on statutory and official recognisances (Statutes Merchant and Statutes Staple) and a number of additional cases and documents concerning mercantile law.

Horwood, Alfred J., and Luke O Pike, eds and trans. Yearbooks of the Reign of King Edward the Third 15 vols. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores (Rolls Series), 31b. London: Longman, 1883-1911.
Abstract: English and law French on opposite pages. Volumes numbered continuously with the year books of Edward I.
Vol. 1, Years 11-12 (1337-38);
Vol. 2, Years 12-13 (1338-39);
Vol. 3, Years 13-14 (1339-40);
Vol. 4, Year 14 (1340);
Vol. 5, Years 14-15 (1340-41);
Vol. 6, Year 15 (1341);
Vol. 7, Year 16 (1341-42)
Vol. 8, Year 16 (1342);
Vol. 9, Year 17 (1342-43);
Vol. 10, Years 17-18 (1343-44);
Vol. 11, Year 18 (1344);
Vol. 12, Years 18-19 (1344-45);
Vol. 13, Year 19 (1345);
Vol. 14, Year 20 (1345-46);
Vol. 15, Year 20 (1346)

Maynard, John, ed. Year Books, or, Reports in the Following Reigns, With Notes to Brooke and Fitzherbert's Abridgments: the Vulgate Edition of 1678-1680. 11 Vols. London: George Sawbridge, William Rawlins, and Samuel Roycroft, 1679-1680. OCLC: 31448622
Notes: Also available online in EEBO (subscription database)
Abstract: Reprinted in 2006, this is referred to as the "standard" or "vulgate" edition. It reprints some of the earliest black letter editions of the year books and repeats the gross errors of those black letter editions, with spelling errors, wrong insertions, and misleading cross references. There appears to have been no effort at proofreading. Contents:
Vol. 1, Memoranda in Scaccario 2-29 Edward I, and year books 1-19 Edward II (dated 1678)
Vol. 2, 1-10 Edward III
Vol. 3, 17-39 Edward III(omitting 19, 20, 31-37)
Vol. 4, 40-50 Edward III (called Quadragesms)
Vol. 5, Liber Assisarum, 1-50 Edward III
Vol. 6, 1-14 Henry IV and 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 Henry V
Vol. 7, 1-20 Henry VI (omitting 5, 6, 13, 15-17)
Vol. 8, 21-39 Henry VI (omitting 23-26 and 29)
Vol. 9, 1-22 Edward IV
Vol. 10, Long Report of 5 Edward IV
Vol. 11, 1 Edward V, 1-2 Richard III,1-21 Henry VII (omitting 17-19) and 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 26, 27 Henry VIII

Rastell, John, ed. Liber Assisarum (Et) Placitorum Corone. London: J. Rastell, 1514.
Abstract: Text in Law French and arranged chronologically. These are the law reports of 1 - 50 Edward III, from judges on circuit to take possessory assizes. Unlike other year books, it contains many pleas of the crown. Also included as Part V of Maynard's Vulgate edition of 1678-1680.

Renton, Alexander W., comp. The English Reports. 178 Vols. London: Stevens and Sons, 1900-1932. OCLC: 1470288
Notes: Also available online in Justis, HeinOnline, and LLMC-Digital (subscription databases)
Abstract: Contains reprinted decisions of all English courts from 1220 to the commencement of the official Law reports in 1866. vols. 1-11, House of Lords; vols. 12-20, Privy Council; vols. 21-47, Chancery; vols. 48-55, Rolls Court; vols. 56-71, Vice-Chancellors' Courts; vols. 72-122, King's Bench Division; vols. 123-144, Common Pleas; vols. 145-160, Exchequer; vols. 161-167, Ecclesiastical, Admiralty, and Probate and Divorce; vols. 168-169, Crown cases; vols. 170-176, Nisi Prius. Volumes which contain reports prior to 1550 are: vols. 72-122 King's Bench (1378-1865); vols. 123-144 Common Pleas (1486-1865); vols. 145-160 Exchequer (1220-1865) Only volumes 72 & 73 (Kings Bench), volume 145 (Exchequer) contain cases from the medieval period.

Seipp, David J., and John Maynard eds. Year Books, or, Reports in the Following Reigns, With Notes to Brooke and Fitzherbert's Abridgments: the Vulgate edition of 1678-1680. 11 Vols. Clark, N.J.: Lawbook Exchange, 2007, 1678. OCLC: 76967165
Abstract: Reprint of the vulgate edition. Each volume contains introductory notes on the history, content and significance of the year books by David Seipp and Carol F. Lee, as well as tables naming all justices and serjeants, and listing calendar years of law terms. It references Seipp's online Index and Paraphrase of Printed Year Book Reports, 1268-1535 which indexes and summarizes almost all the cases in this edition.
 

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