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Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634). First Part of the Institutes of the laws of England. Or a Commentarie upon Littleton. 3rd ed. corr. London, 1633.

The most famous of the four parts of the Institutes knows as "Coke upon Littleton." Intended as an introduction for law students. Coke made English law accessible in English. The Library owns many of the early editions of Coke, including the first.