Planche v Colburn (1831)
Planche had agreed to write a book on Costume and Ancient Armour for a series published by the Colburn called “The Juvenile Library”. Planche was to receive £100 on completion of the book, to which end he collected materials and wrote part of the book. Colburn then abandoned the series. Planche was HELD to be entitled to recover 50 guineas on a quantum meruit basis.