This essay is concerned with the secondary bibliography of the equity jurisdiction of the Court of Exchequer. It forms the preliminary inquiry of a general study of the history of this jurisdiction. This bibliography is in essay form because a list would not adequately explain the comparative significance of the various works. Moreover, the titles of the works are frequently misleading; some of the earlier ones have been attributed to the wrong author, and the relationships among them have never before been sorted out. Finally, this is the only place where all of these related works have been brought together; the existing bibliographies are incomplete primarily for the reason that they were compiled from an examination of the titles only and not of the contents of the works. This same criticism can be made of the indices of the manuscript collections, most of which were made by scholars who had no legal background. While every care has been exercised in the search for entries for this bibliography, there is no telling what may be discovered tomorrow.

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