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A Compendious and Accurate Treatise of Recoveries upon Writs
1678. A Notable Early English Text on Real Estate Law [Brown, William]. A Compendious and Accurate Treatise of Recoveries upon Writs of Entry in the Post. And Fines upon Writs of Covenant. With Ample and Copious Instructions, How to Draw, Acknowledge, And Levy the Same in All Cases. Being a Work Performed, With Great Exactness, And Full of Variety of Clerkship. London: printed by G. Sawbridge, W. Rawlins, and S. Roycroft, 1678. [xlvi], 303, [1] pp. Octavo (6" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind frames to boards, small blind crest to center of front board, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, heavier rubbing to spine with wear to ends, rear joint partially cracked, corners worn, a few cracks to text block, light toning to text, finger smudges to a few leaves, light soiling to title page. $650. * First edition. The merit of this early text on real estate law was recognized immediately. It went through six editions by 1725. All are scarce. OCLC locates 9 copies of the first edition, 5 in North American law schools (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Minnesota, University of Michigan). English Short-Title Catalogue R26560.
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