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Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       Sheppard's Precedent of Precedents. Or, One General Precedent for
             Common Assurances by Deeds; Modernized and Adapted to the
             Principles of Present Practice of Conveyancing. By Thomas Walter
             Williams, Esq. of the Inner Temple, Barrister at Law
Publisher:   Printed for George Wightman, Fleet Street, London, 1825.
Description: The final edition of Sheppard's most successful work in which (as
             counsel to Cromwell) he proposed the reform of English land law,
             here modernized and collated with Sheppard's "Touchstone", as the
             movement for land reform resumed in the 19th century
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf, rubbed, marginal staining and a bit of
             fraying to the title and some other leaves, but a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-76797                Price: $     450.00
Category:    conveyancing
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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:      Crisp, John
Title:       The Conveyancer's Guide: A Poem, in Two Books, Describing Estates
             as they relate to Conveyances, and Conveyances as they relate to
             Estates [etc.]. The Second Edition, Enlarged, with Many Additional
             Notes and References
Publisher:   Printed for A. Maxwell, Law Booksellers . . . Lincoln's Inn,
             London, 1821.
Description: A work of much charm and erudition, its author (of Furnival's Inn)
             approving Goguet's observation that "the first laws of any people
             were composed in verses, which they sang"; over 2,500 lines in
             verse, often accompanied by even lengthier prose notes
Condition:   Modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards, a trace of foxing, else a
             very good, clean copy, with the half-title
Book No.:    W-78045                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Poetry, conveyancing
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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:      Burton, Philip (comp.)
Title:       Cases, With Opinions of Eminent Counsel, in Matters of Law,
             Equity, and Conveyancing . . . Containing, A Variety of Special
             Cases on the Subjects of . . . Contracts, Copyholds, Devises . . .
             and Other Important Branches of Law. Two Volumes. Not in Eller
Publisher:   Printed for E. and R. Brooke, in Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London,
             1791.
Description: A rare example of printed collected opinions of counsel, one of
             three identified by John Baker, who notes the shift in which
             "common opinion replaces common erudition", with opinions by
             Blackstone, William Murray, and Dudley Rider, inter alia
Condition:   Contemporary marbled boards, rubbed, rebacked, light browning, a
             very little foxing, new endpapers, a good clean set; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79029                Price: $     950.00
Category:    
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Author:      Phayer, Thomas
Title:       A Booke of Presidentes exactly written in maner of a Register,
             newlye Imprynted and corrected . . . mete for all such persons to
             knowe, as desire to learne the forme and maner howe to make al
             maner of euydences and instrumentes [etc.]. STC 3329; Beale T430
Publisher:   Ex officina Richardi Graftoni, London, 1546.
Description: A rare, very early edition of the first named work of its kind, in
             Holdsworth's words "a comprehensive collection of all manner of
             documents", much enlarged from previous editions with over 150
             additional pages; three copies in ESTC, one imperfect
Condition:   Modern morocco, the original blind-stamped boards remounted, ex-
             library, the title quite darkened, light browning, but quite
             sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78413                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    conveyancing, Real Property
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Author:      Williams, Joshua
Title:       Principles of the Law of Real Property, Intended As a First Book
             for the Use of Students in Conveyancing
Publisher:   S. Sweet, 1, Chancery Lane, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1845.
Description: The uncommon first edition of a classic work, reaching a 24th
             edition in 1926, in Holdsworth's words, "the book which made his
             name as a real property lawyer", ultimately influential in
             effecting many of the reforms in the 1925 property legislation
Condition:   3/4 calf over marbled boards, rubbed, else well-preserved,
             presentation copy to Lancelot Shadwell, Vice-Chancellor England,
             with his armorial bookplate
Book No.:    W-76813                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Real Property, conveyancing
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Author:      Phayer, Thomas (attr.)
Title:       A Boke of Presidentes exactly written, in maner of a Register.
             Newly corrected, with addicions of diuers necessarie Prsydentes
             mete for all such, as desyre to learne the fourme and maner how to
             make all maner of euide[n]ces and instruments [&c]. STC 3332.7
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Richard Tottyll. Anno, 1559, London, 1559.
Description: The first Tottel edition of the first named work of its kind, in
             Holdsworth's words "a comprehensive collection of all manner of
             documents, including, besides conveyances, chancery bills and
             answers, letters of safe conduct" and much else
Condition:   Modern unlettered calf, the original blind-panelled boards
             skillfully mounted, title and next leaf foxed, diminishing
             thereafter; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78853                Price: $    2750.00
Category:    conveyancing, Forms & Form Books
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Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       The President of Presidents. Or, One General President for Common
             Assurances by Deeds: Wherein there is contained an Extract or
             Abridgment of all the Readings and Presidents thereof extant. Of
             singular use and profit to all men. Wing S3209. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Hills for Humphrey Tuckey [etc.], London, 1655.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's most successful work in which (as
             counsel to Cromwell) he prophetically proposed reforming English
             land law, essentially calling for a standardized form of
             conveyancing which could then be registered throughout the realm
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf, title and three other leaves strengthened in
             their margins, considerable browning, with a number of early
             annotations; a working copy
Book No.:    W-77970                Price: $     450.00
Category:    conveyancing, legal reform
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Author:      Ross, Walter
Title:       Lectures on the Practice of the Law of Scotland; in Two Volumes
             [complete]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for Bell & Bradfute, and Elphingston Balfour, Edinburgh,
             1792.
Description: First edition of Ross's estimable work, described by David Walker
             as "very learned" and "the first attempt to make Scottish
             conveyancing understandable . . . of high authority and cited many
             times in argument, in judgment and in legal writing"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, quite rubbed and marked, else
             a very good, wide-margined copy; one copy in North America in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77245                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:      Barry, James, Baron Santry
Title:       The Case of Tenures Upon the Commission of Defective Titles,
             Argued By all the Iudges of Ireland. With their Resolution, and
             the Reasons of their Resolution. S.T.C. 1531. Folio
Publisher:   Imprinted by the Society of Stationers [etc.], Dublin, 1639.
Description: A work central to the debate over the fundamental principles of
             English feudalism, agreeing with Coke and Selden and opposed to
             Henry Spelman, who was mainly responsible (in J.G.A. Pocock's
             words) for "the feudal revolution in English historiography"
Condition:   Later sheep backed boards, staining to the first and last leaves,
             else quite clean, well-margined and untrimmed; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78251                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    IRELAND, Real Property, conveyancing
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Author:      Hands, William
Title:       A Practical Treatise on Fines and Recoveries in the Court of
             Common Pleas, at Westminster; with Precedents. Third Edition,
             Corrected and Enlarged
Publisher:   Printed by J. Butterworth & Son, Fleet Street [etc.], London,
             1817.
Description: Penultimate edition of Hands' carefully glossed work upon the
             arcane method of securing certainty in land titles, recognized as
             important by both Maitland and Brunner, "giv[ing] (in Holdsworth's
             words) a clear account of the many [legal] formalities"
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the joints cracking but
             firm, the label lacking, a bit of foxing, yet a clean usable copy
Book No.:    W-76359                Price: $     350.00
Category:    conveyancing
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Author:      Noy, William
Title:       The Compleat Lawyer: Or, A Treatise Concerning Tenures & Estates
             in Lands of Inheritance for Life, and Chattels Real and Personal.
             And How any of them may be Conveyed in a Legal Form, By Fine,
             Recovery, Deed or Word [etc.]. Wing N1446
Publisher:   Printed For S.S. and are to be sold by W. Jacob [etc.], London,
             1670.
Description: An unusually cast work by Noy, attorney general and one of the
             finest lawyers of his day, numbering Hale and Maynard among his
             pupils, with a first part in question and answer format, and a
             second expository; with a prefatory account of Noy's life
Condition:   Early calf, extensively restored and very worn, ex-library, some
             browning and early underlining, yet a crisp, usable copy; without
             the portrait
Book No.:    W-71467                Price: $     650.00
Category:    conveyancing
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Author:      Bisset, James (ed.)
Title:       Abridgment and Collection of the Acts of Assembly Of the Province
             of Maryland, At present in Force. With A small choice Collection
             of Precedents in Law and Conveyancing. Calculated for the Use of
             the Gentlemen of the Province. Cohen 5670; Wroth 215
Publisher:   Printed by William Bradford, Printer . . . for the Author,
             Philadelphia, 1759.
Description: The only abridgement of Maryland's colonial laws, the fourth
             abridgement of a colony's laws published in this country, preceded
             by those in Virginia and Pennsylvania, the only other two colonies
             whose laws were individually abridged
Condition:   Modern 1/4 cloth over decorated boards, somewhat strained,
             definite browning and some staining, a few marginal signatures
             excised; a serviceable copy
Book No.:    W-79095                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Abridgements, Maryland, Acts, conveyancing
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Author:      Littleton, Thomas
Title:       Les Tenures du Monsieur Littleton, Ouesque certaine cases addes
             per Auters de puisne temps: Queux Cases vous troueres signes . . .
             Et cy un foites plus admotes al request des Gentlehomes Students
             en le Ley Dengleterre [etc]. S.T.C. 15751; Beale T37
Publisher:   In aedibus Caroli Yetswerte Armigeri . . . Cvm Privilegio, London,
             1594.
Description: A valuable edition of a seminal work of English law (and the first
             English law book to be printed, circa 1481), containing the index
             and with the treatise divided into numbered sections, the scheme
             adopted by Coke in his great gloss on Littleton
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, last leaf defective, else a very good
             copy with an elaborate gloss of the majority of the text; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79091                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    conveyancing, Real Property, Real Property
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Author:      Phayer, Thomas
Title:       A Booke of Presidents. With Additions of diuerse necessarie
             Instrumentes, meete for all such as desire to learne, the manner
             and forme how to make Euidences and Instruments, &c. As in the
             Table of thiis Booke more plainely appeareth. S.T.C. 3346
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Thomas Wight, London, 1604.
Description: The uncommon, first seventeenth century edition of the first
             substantial collection of "all manner of documents", including
             conveyances, chancery bills and answers, and compositions between
             debtors and creditors in bankruptcy; six copies in S.T.C.
Condition:   Contemporary vellum somewhat worn and crinkled, remains of ties,
             worming at the outset, essentially marginal, else quite fresh; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79128                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    conveyancing, Real Property, bankruptcy, Forms & Form Books
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