Paper; ff. v + 64. Small quarto. Vellum, with two vellum ties. Lot 498 in an unidentified catalogue (cutting, fol. v). Armorial bookplate (?of Dr Ebblewhite), with motto 'En avant', fol. ii.
Precedents in criminal indictments probably compiled by John Stephens of Staple Inn (cf. fol. i). The indictments, fols. 1-50, include those against a cutpurse, a recusant, enchantment and sorcery, murder by witchcraft, saying and learning mass, teaching without a licence. With a list of fees belonging to the clerk of assize, fol. 61r, v. Contents list, fols. 62-4v. Note on fol. i 'The 2d of July 1644 Borrowed this booke of Mr John Stephens of Staple Inn. James Thurburne.'