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Title:       The Grand Concern of England Explained; in Several Proposals
             Offered to the Consideration of the Parliament. 1. For Payment of
             Publick Debts. 2. For Advancement and Encouragement of Trade. 3.
             For Raising the Rents of Lands [and XIII others]. Wing G1491
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1673.
Description: A worthy series of proposed reforms, several legal, including
             courts to settle common disputes, transaction registers, and
             methods to prevent the "knavery of bankrupts", all providing
             illuminating, immediate detail of English social life and strife
Condition:   Early marbled wraps, somewhat faded and chipped, but quite sound
             and very crisp, without the first and last blanks; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78711                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    legal reform, Parliament, bankruptcy, Real Property
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Author:      Fearne, Charles]
Title:       The Posthumous Works of Charles Fearne . . . Consisting of A
             Reading on the Statute of Inrolments, Arguments in the singular
             Case of General Stanwix, and A Collection of Cases and Opinions.
             Selected from the Author's Manuscripts by Thomas Mitchell Shadwell
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth, Fleet-Street,
             London, 1797.
Description: A work vividly disclosing the logical power of Fearne's mind,
             particularly the Cases and Opinions which make up the work's bulk,
             dealing with (in Holdsworth's words in a related context) "the
             most difficult topics in the old law of real property"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn, rebacked, the original spine laid down
Book No.:    W-43073                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property
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Title:       Catalogue of Modern First Editions and Presentation Copies,
             Comprising The Property of the late Michael Travers, The Property
             of the late Raymond Toole Stott, The Property of S.M.K. Cooper,
             Esq., of S. Harrison, and of G.J. Kilbride [etc.]
Publisher:   Sotheby's, London, 1982.
Description:
Condition:   Original green printed stapled wraps, a trifle faded, else a very
             good copy, 362 lots; with the estimates and prices realized lists
             laid in
Book No.:    W-91744                Price: $      25.00
Category:    
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Title:       Catalogue of Printed Books, Including Property of the late Dr.
             Nowell Myres
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Auctions, London, 1990.
Description:
Condition:   Original orange printed stapled wraps, lightly faded, else a good
             copy, 378 lots in 44 pages; Sale 142 of 5 July 1990, with the
             prices realized laid in
Book No.:    W-91753                Price: $      25.00
Category:    
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Author:      Lusk, Harold F. and William B. French
Title:       Law of the Real Estate Business. Third Edition
Publisher:   Richard D. Irwin, Inc., Homewood, 1975.
Description: A lucid, very useful exposition; this third edition had gone
             through six printings (this one) within 18 months of its original
             appearance
Condition:
Book No.:    W-41213                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Nowelle Natura breuium du Iudge tresreuerende Monsieur Anthonie
             Fizherbert dernierement renue & corrige per laucteur [bound with]
             Thomas Littleton, Les Tenures du monsieur Littleton, ouesque
             certein cases addes [etc.]. S.T.C. 10962 and 15746
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli [imprints vary], London, 1581 & 1583.
Description: Two works central to early English law, each of the highest
             authority, here bound together and glossed (the Littleton's paper
             format so designed) with the signatures of Thomas and Robert
             Thornton, conjecturally father and son Lincoln's Inn barristers
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, remains of clasps, partly interleaved
             and the Littleton printed in larger format, extensively glossed;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78976                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Procedure, Real Property
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Author:      Hodgkin, John
Title:       Observations on the Proposed Establishment of a General Register
Publisher:   S. Sweet, Law Bookseller and Publisher, Chancery Lane, London,
             1829.
Description: A notable contribution written by a Lincoln's Inn barrister (and
             noted Quaker) during the decades' long debate whether to establish
             a land registry in England, proposing with considerable
             thoroughness a title registry to achieve conveyancing security
Condition:   Modern period-style wraps, repaired and resewn, discreetly ex-
             library, presentation copy--"John Tyrrell Esq / With the Author's
             best Respects"; 55 pages
Book No.:    W-77414                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Leigh, Valentine
Title:       The Moste Profitable and Commendable Science, of Surveying of
             Lands, Tenementes, and Hereditamentes . . . of the measuring of
             all kindes of Landes, be it Meadow, Pasture, Errable, Wood, Hill,
             or Dale . . . Newly Imprinted and corrected. S.T.C. 15419
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by John Windet, for Robart Dexter [etc.], London,
             1592.
Description: Among the earliest works on English surveying, with much on the
             legal aspects of local courts and the administration of manors, "a
             popular, practical guide, largely for self surveyors . . .
             mentioned in John Norden's standard [17th century] work"
Condition:   Early calf, very neatly rebacked, worn but quite attractive,
             lightish marginal staining; with the two tables and the first
             blank, the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79415                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    surveying, Real Property, courts
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Title:       Catalogue of Modern First Editions, Presentation and Proof Copies,
             Drawings and Letters, The Property of the late Sir Osbert
             Lancaster and the Property of the late Berthold Wolpe [etc.]
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Auctions, London, 1990.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, 262 lots in 53
             pages; with the prices realized list laid in
Book No.:    W-91747                Price: $      25.00
Category:    
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       De Successionibus apud Anglos: Or, A Treatise of Hereditary
             Descents, Shewing The Rise, Progress and Successive Alterations
             thereof. And Also the Laws of Descent as they are now in use. Wing
             H236
Publisher:   Printed and are to be Sold by A. Baldwin in Warwick-lane, London,
             1699.
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Book No.:    W-79351                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Real Property, Wills
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Author:      Coke, Edwardo
Title:       The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England . . .
             Revised and Corrected, With Additions of Notes . . . By Francis
             Hargrave and Charles Butler, Including also The Notes of Chief
             Justice Hale [etc.]. Two Volumes. Cohen 9452
Publisher:   Robert H. Small, Minor Street, Philadelphia, 1853.
Description: One of only two American editions of one of the five greatest
             English law books, containing the notes of Hargrave and Butler
             praised by Maitland, particularly for their value for the study of
             English medieval law; with the notes of Lord Nottingham
Condition:   Modern buckram, a good clean set
Book No.:    W-66113                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Duncan, G.I.O.
Title:       The High Court of Delegates
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1971.
Description: The only modern monograph on the court which, for three centuries,
             replaced the Pope as the ultimate arbiter of most English
             ecclesiastical matters, its jurisdiction assumed by the Privy
             Council in 1833; Cambridge Studies in English Legal History
Condition:   Original cloth, a bit rubbed, but a good copy
Book No.:    W-71609                Price: $     125.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, Real Property, SCOTLAND
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Title:       Catalogue of Printed Books relating to Mountaineering, Exploration
             and Travel including the Property of the Rucksack Club and the
             Property of the Late Louis C. Baume and Gaston's Alpine Books
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 1994.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; 459 lots in 75
             pages with prices realized slip
Book No.:    W-92126                Price: $      25.00
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Author:      Walters, Robert
Title:       A Letter to the Commissioners for Inquiring into the State of the
             Laws of Real Property; Containing Observations in Favour of the
             Establishment of a General Register
Publisher:   J. & W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers and Publishers [etc.], London,
             1829.
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Book No.:    W-77887                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Dunham, Allison
Title:       Modern Real Estate Transactions, Cases and Materials
Publisher:   The Foundation Press, Brooklyn, 1952.
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Condition:
Book No.:    W-16384                Price: $      20.00
Category:    Casebooks, Real Property
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Author:      Coke, Edwardo
Title:       The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England; or, a
             Commentary Upon Littleton . . . Revised and Corrected . . . by
             Francis Hargrave and Charles Butler, Including Also The Notes of
             Lord Chief Justice Hale [etc.]. The Nineteenth Edition. Two
             Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for J.& W.T. Clarke [and seven others], London, 1832.
Description: Final edition of one of the five greatest English law books, known
             as 'Coke on Littleton', this edition with Hargrave and Butler's
             notes (praised by Maitland for their value in the study of
             medieval law) and those of Lord Chancellor Nottingham
Condition:   Later maroon cloth, gilt, a bit rubbed, ex-library, else quite a
             good, clean, usable set
Book No.:    W-79474                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property
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Title:       Catalogue of Printed Books [Including] the Property of Lincoln's
             Inn Library
Publisher:   Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 1978.
Description: Sotheby's November 9, 1978 sale at Hodgson's Rooms, Chancery Lane,
             with 21 lots from the library of Lincoln's Inn, primarily
             materials printed by local historical societies; with the
             estimates and prices realized lists laid in
Condition:   Original printed, stapled wraps, well-preserved; 62 pages
Book No.:    W-17209                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Auction Catalogues, Dealer, Bibliography, Inns of Court
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Author:      Brook, Robert
Title:       The Reading Of that famous Lawyer Sr. Robert Brook Kt. Upon the
             Statute of Limitations, 32.H.8. Cap.2. Wing B4897. Sowerby 2012
             [Jefferson's copy imperfect]
Publisher:   Printed for Hen. Twyford . . . in the Middle-Temple, London, 1647.
Description: One of the few Inns of Court readings ever printed, of which John
             Baker locates some two dozen, and the only such upon the important
             Henrician reform enacting the first statute of limitations (in
             1540) enhancing the certainty of title to property
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked, light browning, margins of title and
             a few other leaves chipped, the advertising leaf from ?Callis's
             Reading pasted in
Book No.:    W-79705                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Inns of Court, Readings, Procedure, Real Property
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Title:       A Collection of Law Tracts, Published in the Years 1825 & 1826 in
             The Law Journal, Which is a Monthly Publication Sold to Annual
             Subscribers Only [with] Law Tracts, Published in the Years 1828 &
             1829, in The Law Journal [etc.]. Two Volumes in One
Publisher:   Published by J.W. Paget, 5, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London,
             1827 & 1830.
Description: Ten tracts, the first volume devoted largely to trusts and real
             property (including a lengthy analysis of Preston on Estates), the
             second to the law of attorneys and solicitors, including their
             course of study and the books which they should consult
Condition:   Modern 3/4 sheep, a bit strained, some browning and light
             staining, else a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-77097                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Perkins, John
Title:       A Profitable Booke of Mr. Iohn Perkins, Sometimes Fellow of the
             Inner Temple. Treating of the Laws of England. Translated out of
             French into English for the benefit of young Students and others.
             An Dom. 1657. Wing P1544A
Publisher:   Printed for Matthew Walbanck . . . within Grays-Inne Gate, London,
             1657.
Description: A rare variant printing of the second edition in English of one of
             the classics of English land law, one which Holdsworth pairs with
             Littleton's Tenures; with a portion devoted to the law as it
             affected women, including dower; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked, browned, elaborately glossed through
             Dower, with the ownership signature of John Peck (adm Middle
             1681); the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79649                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Real Property, women's law, Dower
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Author:      Greene, J.G.J.
Title:       Land and Its Laws! A Few Observations upon the Evils Resulting
             from the Existing System of the Laws Relating to Real Property
Publisher:   James Ridgway, Piccadilly, London, 1850.
Description: A rare reform tract written by an Inner Temple barrister in
             decidely strong language ("[t]he present abstruse and expensive
             system of conveyancing . . . as it came from the hands of
             priestcraft"), blaming the lawyers and advocating title
             registration
Condition:   Self-wraps, disbound, 10 pages, ?presentation copy: "Please take
             notice of the subject / vide your remarks in yesterday's paper";
             no USA copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77017                Price: $     350.00
Category:    legal reform, Real Property
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Author:      Brown, William
Title:       A Compendious and Accurate Treatise of Fines Upon Writs of
             Covenant; and Recoveries Upon Writs of Entry in the Post. With
             ample and copious Instructions how to draw, acknowledge and levy
             the same in all Cases [etc.]. The Third Edition
Publisher:   Rich. and Edw. Atkins for D. Brown, Isaac Cleave and W. Freeman,
             London, 1693.
Description: The most popular early work on conveyancing devices dating in part
             prior to the Conquest, providing judicial authority beyond that
             obtainable by private deed and anticipating future land and deed
             registration legislation; rare, three copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, ex-library, title chipped just affecting the
             ruled boarder, some browning, staining and worming toward's the
             end; a working copy
Book No.:    W-79666                Price: $     450.00
Category:    conveyancing, Real Property
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Title:       Catalogue of Continental and English Literature and History
             Hebraica and Judaica Including Property of Rabbi David Freilich
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 1999.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stapled warps, a bit faded, 319 lots in 54
             pages;with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:    W-91973                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Dealer & Auction Catalogues, jewish law
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Title:       Catalogue of Nineteenth Century and Modern First Editions and
             Presentation Copies, Comprising The Property of Sir Geoffrey
             Shakerley, The Property of Commander Mark Edmonstone Cheyne, The
             Property of the Lte F.S. Bass, Esq [etc.]
Publisher:   Sotheby's, London, 1977.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stapled blue wraps, some red ink notations, else
             a very good copy, 439 lots in 52 pages; with the estimates and
             prices realized lists
Book No.:    W-91745                Price: $      25.00
Category:    
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Author:      Littleton, Thomas
Title:       Lyttelton tenures in Englyshhe. S.T.C. 15761.8; not in Beale
Publisher:   Imprynted at London: in Fletestrete, by me Robert Redman [etc.],
             London, 1540?.
Description: Among the earliest printings of Littleton in English (preceded by
             six other printings in English, two untraced), the work which
             Maitland called a "lucid and classical book", this edition the
             final Redman printing and itself rare, two copies in STC
Condition:   Contemporary calf, heads by Martin Dature (Oldham HM11), endpapers
             from the 1st ed of Doctor and Student, two leaves torn with loss;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78868                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Williams, Joshua
Title:       Letters to John Bull, Esq., on Lawyers and Law Reform
Publisher:   Henry Sweet, 3, Chancery Lane, London, 1857.
Description: The essence of the reform views of Williams, the classic writer on
             real property highly regarded by both Maitland and Holdsworth,
             with chapters devoted to attorneys, legal education, conveyancers,
             land transfer, and chancery, inter alia
Condition:   Original russet cloth, gilt-lettered, lightly worn and a bit
             strained, else a very good, even pretty copy
Book No.:    W-76743                Price: $     250.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Wilson, John
Title:       A Short Treatise on the Law, Relative to Arbitration. Containing
             Adjudged Cases on that useful Subject to the present Time,
             Digested and Arranged under Familiar Heads. With An Appendix, of
             useful Precedents
Publisher:   Printed for the Publisher, at the New Office in Whitehorse Yard,
             Hull, 1792.
Description: First edition of the rarest of all early works on the English law
             of arbitration and the only work of Wilson (a Yorkshire attorney),
             relying on Blackstone in extending the arbitrator's powers to
             conveyances of real property; one copy in ESTC
Condition:   Modern double blind ruled calf, gilt lettered, new endpapers and
             pastedowns, light browning, else well preserved with good margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79410                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    arbitration
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Author:      Powell, John Joseph
Title:       An Essay on the Learning Respecting the Creation and Execution of
             Powers; and Also Respecting the Nature and Effect of Leasing
             Powers [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers [for two others], London,
             1781.
Description: The best edition of the first work on this complex area of law,
             undertaken by Powell (who was probably a student of Fearne's)
             while he was writing his seminal work on devises; one of several
             works by Powell which Holdsworth terms "very able"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed,
             front joint a bit loose but holding, else clean with good margins;
             the Tausig copy
Book No.:    W-79532                Price: $     275.00
Category:    contracts, Real Property, Powers
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Title:       Catalogue of Hebraica and Judaica Photographs and Modern First
             Editions Including Property of Rabbi David Freilich
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 1998.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed wraps, a bit faded, 599 lots in 94 pages; with
             prices realized list laid in
Book No.:    W-91955                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Dealer & Auction Catalogues
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Author:      Philipps, Fabian
Title:       Tenenda non Tollenda, Or The Necessity of Preserving Tenures in
             Capite and by Knight Service, Which according to their first
             Institution were, and are yet, a great part of the Salus Populi,
             and the Safety and Defence of the King [etc.]. Wing P2019
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Leach, for the Author [etc.], London, 1660.
Description: Only edition of the first of three works written by Philipps,
             "[t]hat sturdy loyalist and student of records", in Holdsworth's
             words, setting forth an "astonishing thesis" of seventy-two
             reasons protesting the abolition of military tenures
Condition:   Modern mottled calf, blind and gilt decorated, very light
             browning, else especially clean and crisp with excellent margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79335                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    Real Property, military law
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Author:
Title:       Reasons Against the Bill Entituled An Act for County Registers . .
             . and for preventing Inconvenience, Delay, Charges and
             Irregularity in Chancery and Common Law, as well in Common Pleas
             as Criminal and Capital Causes [etc.]. Wing R475
Publisher:   Printed by Robert White, London, 1653.
Description: An uncommon, thorough critique of wide-sweeping proposals to
             reform England's courts during the Interregnum, guarding against
             the loss of professional learning and involvement should the
             proposed bill be enacted; five copies in ESTC in this country
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, lightly bowed and some browning, the top margin
             cut a bit close (no text affected), else clean and well preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79819                Price: $     650.00
Category:    legal reform, Real Property, Acts, infants, poor law, Wills, criminal law
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Author:      Osborne, George E.
Title:       Cases and Materials on Property Security.
Publisher:   West Publishing Company, St. Paul, 1940.
Description:
Condition:   Very worn and marked, four pages loose; a working copy only.
Book No.:    W-18293                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Casebooks, Real Property
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       The First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England. Or, a
             Commentarie upon Littleton, Not the Name of a Lawyer onely, but of
             the Law it selfe [etc.]. S.T.C. 15784. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Society of Stationers, London, 1628.
Description: First edition of Coke's most single famous work and one of the
             five greatest books of English law, glossing Littleton's
             'Tenures', one of the remaining four, and forming the first part
             (of four) of his monumental Institutes of English Law
Condition:   Modern calf, repair to the title, some staining to a few leaves,
             without the Littleton portrait, else clean with early annotations;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78636                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Friedman, Edith J.
Title:       Handbook of Real Estate Forms
Publisher:   Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, 1959.
Description:
Condition:   A good copy in rather worn and faded dustjacket
Book No.:    W-30276                Price: $      20.00
Category:    Real Property, Forms & Form Books
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Author:      Runnington, Charles
Title:       History, Principles and Practice, (Ancient and Modern,) of the
             Legal Remedy of Ejectment; and the Resulting Action for Mesne
             Profits; the Evidence (in General) Necessary to Sustain and Defend
             Them [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster Row [etc.], London,
             1795.
Description: The uncommon first edition of the last major treatise upon
             ejectment, the all-important procedural device which, in
             Maitland's words, "[b]y means of piling fiction upon fiction"
             essentially supplanted the medieval real actions; six copies in
             RLIN
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-66880                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Procedure, Real Property
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Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       Considerations on the Question, Whether Tenants by Copy of Court
             Roll According to The Custom of the Manor, Though not at the Will
             of the Lord, Are Freeholders Qualified to Vote in Elections for
             Knights of the Shire. Eller 232; Lauechli 541
Publisher:   Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose in Pater-noster-Row, London,
             1758.
Description: First edition of the work evidencing "Blackstone's remarkable
             talent for clear, concise, fluent and methodical analysis of
             complex subject-matter", including (in Blackstone's opening
             account) a "true theory and genuine principles of liberty"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 sheep over marbled boards, some browning, else a crisp
             copy, with Blackstone's name added in ink on the title; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78812                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Real Property, law of elections, philosophy of law
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Author:
Title:       Anno XXXII. Henrici Octavi [1540] . . . the actes folowing by his
             highnesse, with thassent of the lordes spiritual and temporal, and
             the comons assembled in the sayd parliament, haue bene
             established, ordeyned and enacted. STC 9402 [including this copy]
Publisher:   T. Powell?, London.
Description: The legislation of the Parliament which included the Statute of
             Wills, "one of the most significant pieces of all English law",
             comprehensively restoring the power to devise real property and
             mitigating the effects of the Statute of Uses of 1536
Condition:   19th century cloth, light browning, else quite well preserved,
             with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield on the front pastedown; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79317                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, Ecclesiastical Law, witchcraft, Wills
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Author:      Wilson, John
Title:       A Short Treatise on the Law Relative to Arbitration. Containing
             Adjudged Cases on That Useful Subject to the Present Time.
             Digested and Arranged under Familiar Heads. With An Appendix of
             Useful Precedents
Publisher:   Printed for J. Moore, 45, College Green, Dublin, 1793.
Description: The Dublin edition of the rarest of all early works on the English
             law of arbitration and the only work of Wilson (a Yorkshire
             attorney), relying on Blackstone in extending the arbitrator's
             powers to conveyances of real property; four copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed,
             title browned, browning elsewhere, else sound and usable; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79483                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    arbitration, Real Property, conveyancing
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       The First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England. Or, a
             Commentarie upon Littleton, Not the Name of a Lawyer onely, but of
             the Law it selfe [etc.]. S.T.C. 15784. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Society of Stationers, London, 1628.
Description: First edition of Coke's most single famous work and one of the
             five greatest books of English law, glossing Littleton's
             'Tenures', one of the remaining four, and forming the first part
             (of four) of his monumental Institutes of English Law
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, one leaf in facsimile, without the portrait and
             table of consanguinity, some browning and staining, early
             notations; a working copy
Book No.:    W-73744                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Littleton, Thomas
Title:       Lytylton tenures newly and most truly corrected & amended. S.T.C.
             15728
Publisher:   In edibus Richardi Pynsonis, Anno dni MCCCCxxviii [etc.], London,
             1528.
Description: The rare, final Pynson printing of one of the five great English
             law books and the first English legal treatise to be printed, the
             work which Maitland called a "lucid and classical book"; three
             copies in ESTC (one imperfect), one in North America
Condition:   Modern blind panelled calf, gilt, colophon lacking, two leaves in
             facsimile, a few small marginal repairs, title darkened; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78669                Price: $    7500.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Atkinson, Solomon
Title:       An Essay on Marketable Titles
Publisher:   S. Sweet, Chancery Lane; and Stevens & Sons, Bell Yard [etc.],
             London, 1833.
Description: The rare first edition of a comprehensive work written by a
             Lincoln's Inn barrister and author of many works on conveyancing
             and chancery, focusing on the essential differences between
             marketable and doubtful titles and their equitable enforcement
Condition:   Modern maroon cloth, gilt, ex-library, the title a bit marked,
             else clean and usable; two copies in OCLC, none in North America
Book No.:    W-79856                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Real Property, conveyancing
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Author:      Noy, William
Title:       A Treatise of the Principal Grounds and Maxims of the Laws of This
             Nation [etc.]. The Fourth Edition [with] ?John Doddridge, A
             Treatise of Particular Estates [with] T.H., Certain Observations
             Concerning a Deed of Feoffment. Wing N1456
Publisher:   Printed for T. Collins [and four others] [imprints vary], London,
             1677.
Description: An early edition of three works introducing a student to English
             law, including the most popular of all early works devoted to
             English legal maxims, an elementary view of real property
             (doubtfully attributed to John Dodderidge), and a primer on deeds
Condition:   Contemporary blind ruled sheep, neatly rebacked, quite clean and
             bright, with the final two blanks and the first blank Signature A;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79706                Price: $     750.00
Category:    maxims, conveyancing, Real Property, introductory law
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Author:      Perkins, John
Title:       A Profitable Booke of Master Iohn Perkins, felow of the Inner
             Temple treating of the lawes of England. S.T.C. 19637 [variant];
             Beale T.423
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fleestreete [sic] . . . by Richarde Tottell,
             London, 1581.
Description: A late sixteenth century edition of one of the classics of English
             land law, one which Holdsworth paired with Littleton's Tenures and
             which Coke termed "wittily and learnedly composed", first
             appearing in Latin in 1528, this edition in Law French
Condition:   Contemporary calf, blind-centered lozenges, rebacked, worn, joints
             rubbed, but a good wide-margined copy, with extensive early
             glosses throughout
Book No.:    W-55304                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Holmes, Jr., Oliver Wendell
Title:       Reviews of Emory Washburn's "A Treatise on the American Law of
             Easements and Servitudes [and] John Barnard Byles, "A Treatise on
             the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-Notes, and
             Checks [and] "Summary of Events: Impeachment"
Publisher:   American Law Review, Boston, 1867-68.
Description: Among Holmes's earliest legal writings, as he became a staff
             member of the Review, founded by his close friends, John Ropes and
             John Gray the previous year, showing "Holmes's first efforts to
             make a naturalistic or scientific study of the law"
Condition:   Modern black cloth, gilt, one small ink stamp on the verso of the
             title, else a very good copy; the Review's second volume for 1867-
             1868
Book No.:    W-76557                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property, Supreme Court, Bills and Notes, impeachment
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Author:
Title:       Manuscript Letter Book #19 of H. Sharples & Sons, London
             Solicitors, measuring about 8 x 11 inches with about 1,000 pages
             on onion skin paper providing copies of its correspondence from
             May 1897 to February 1898, prefaced by an extensive index
Publisher:   Ink in a clear legible hand throughout, London, 1897-98.
Description: An extensive primary source demonstrating the vast and varied
             civil practice of a firm of London solicitors, with much on
             commercial matters, wills, estates, real property, covenants,
             mortgages, debts, leases, and accounts, inter alia
Condition:   Original 3/4 calf over boards, marbled endpapers and pastedowns,
             quite rubbed, rear joint just cracking, but firm, a sturdy and
             usable copy
Book No.:    W-67699                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Manuscripts
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Author:      Miller, Rutger B.
Title:       Letter in Relation to the Trinity Church Property in the City of
             New York
Publisher:   H.H. Van Dyck, Printer, Atlas Office, Albany, 1855.
Description: A rare part of the centuries-long debate (and litigation) over
             Trinity Church's title to the King's Farm first leased to it in
             the late 17th century and by the mid-19th century an enormously
             valuable portion of downtown Manahattan; one copy in OCLC
Condition:   Original printed tan wraps, fragile and with some staining, but
             usable with care; 13 pages
Book No.:    W-43469                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Real Property, church
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Author:      Fearne, Charles
Title:       An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory
             Devises [with] Copies of Opinions Ascribed to Eminent Council
             [etc.]. The Fifth Edition, with Notes and Comments, By John Joseph
             Powell, Esq; Barrister at Law [etc.]. Two Volumes [Complete]
Publisher:   [1] H. Watt [2] John Exshaw and John Rice, Dublin, 1794-1796.
Description: The rare, final Irish edition of a truly modern legal treatise, a
             "classic [written by] one of the great real property lawyers of
             [the 18th] century", in Holdsworth's words; one copy of volume one
             in the British Isles in ESTC, none of volume two
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed and scraped, but sound, light
             browning and foxing; Thomas Settle's copy with his ownership
             signatures and bookstickers
Book No.:    W-79026                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Probating, Wills
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       Le Reading del Mon Seignior Coke, Sur Lestatute de 27 E[dward] I
             [1299]. appelle Lestatute de Finibus Levatis [etc.]. Quarto. Wing
             C4943
Publisher:   Excudebat T.R. Sumptibus G. Lee, D. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1662.
Description: First edition (and the only separate issuance) of Coke's only
             published reading, twenty-three lectures given by him at Lyons Inn
             shortly after he was called to the bar, and a rare example of a
             lecture's text delivered before an Inn of Chancery
Condition:   Modern calf, the spine gilt-lettered, especially crisp and well-
             preserved, with the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78653                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Readings, Inns of Court, Real Property
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Author:      Chamberlayne, Edward]
Title:       Englands Wants: or, Several Proposals Probably beneficial for
             England, Humbly offered to the Consideration of all Good Patriots
             in both Houses of Parliament. Wing C1841
Publisher:   Printed for, and are to be Sold by Randal Taylor, in Amen-Corner,
             London, 1685.
Description: Chamberlayne's seventy-five point program for the reform of the
             English polity, first appearing shortly after the Restoration and
             here issued a few years before the Glorious Revolution; with a
             great many prescient proposals still of value
Condition:   The title trimmed (but legible), bound in a new 1/4 calf
Book No.:    W-43988                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       Reasons Against a Registry for Lands, &c. Shewing briefly, The
             great Disadvantages, Charges and Inconveniences that may accrue to
             the whole Nation in general thereby . . . In answer to a late Book
             Entituled, Reasons for a Registry [etc.]. Wing R466
Publisher:   Printed for C. Wilkinson, and T. Burrel . . . in Fleetstreet,
             London, 1678.
Description: Part of the centuries' long debate, first bruited by Henry VIII,
             whether to require registration of title or of conveyances (or of
             neither), not finally resolved in England until the mid-19th
             century and, comprehensively, the 20th century
Condition:   Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, rubbed and marked, gilt
             ruled and lettered, light browning, but quite clean and usable;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79690                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Real Property, conveyancing, Registration
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