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Bracton, Henry de, and Frederic William Maitland, eds. Bracton's Note Book: a Collection of Cases Decided in the King's Courts During the Reign of Henry the Third, Annotated by a Lawyer of That Time, Seemingly by Henry of Bratton. 3 Vols. 1887 ed. Littleton, Colorado: F. B. Rothman, 1983. OCLC: 9219487

Abstract: Reprint of the 1887 edition originally published in London by C. J. Clay, it contains transcripts of entries on the de banco (1217-34), coram rege (1234-39), and eyre rolls (1-24 Henry III). Vol. 1, contains introduction, tables and indexes. Vol. 2 (Trinity, AD 1218 through Easter , AD 1234), & Vol. 3 (Easter, AD 1224 through Michaelmas, AD 1240), contain excerpts from the plea rolls, with marginal comments on certain cases. The text of the cases is in Latin.

Brand, Paul A., ed. The Earliest English Law Reports. 4 Vols. SS, 111 for 1995, 112 for 1996, 122 for 2005. London: Selden Society, 1996-2005. OCLC: 61659364
Abstract: Vol. 1 contains common bench reports to 1284. Three quarters of the cases have been identified in the plea rolls and the matching enrolments are printed with the reports. Vol. 2 contains common bench reports from 1285 -1289 and undated reports 1279-1289. The extensive introduction includes detailed descriptions of the manuscript sources, the dramatis personae of the reports including the justices, and a discussion of the serjeants. Vol. 3 contains eyre reports to 1285. Vol. 4 (forthcoming) will contain cases of the same period held in a number of other courts, including some common bench cases not included in the earlier volumes. Text in Latin and Law French, with English translation.

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.

Renton, Alexander W., comp. The English Reports. 178 Vols. London: Stevens and Sons, 1900-1932. OCLC: 1470288
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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.

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