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Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The Law of Evidence. By the late Lord Chief Baron Gilbert. The Fifth Edition, corrected; With Many Additions; and a Compleat Table to the Whole. Cohen 5055
Publisher:
Re-Printed and Sold by Joseph Crukshank in Market-Street [etc.], Philadelphia, 1788.
Description:
The first (and only 18th century) American edition of the classic early work on the law of evidence, truly a pioneering treatise which went far to create evidence as a separate field of legal study and provide it with its theoretical underpinnings
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, rubbed, definite browning and some staining, corners of two leaves torn away (no text affected); crisp
Book No.:
W-74518
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Evidence
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The History and Practice of the High Court of Chancery. In which is introduced, An Account of the Institution and various Regulations of the said Court; Shewing likewise, The ancient and present Practice thereof in an easy and familiar Method [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Worrall [etc.], London, 1758.
Description:
First London edition of the work which Holdsworth singled out (along with John Mitford's) as "distinctly superior [and of] a greater importance in the eighteenth-century literature of equity", with much on equity's substance and on proposed reforms
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite clean and with ample margins and the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78799
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
A Treatise of Tenures In Two Parts; Containing I. The Original, Nature, Use and Effect of Feudal or Common Law Tenures. II. Of Customary and Copyhold Tenures [with] Notes and References to the Common and Civil Law-Books of the best Authority. Third Edition
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for D. Browne [and two others], London, 1757.
Description:
The final, early edition of the most famous of all of Gilbert's works on the land law, supplementing both Coke and Littleton, influential upon Blackstone, and written, in Holdsworth's words, "with great learning and acuteness"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, rubbed, the front joint just cracking but firm, else quite clean and with the initial advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79510
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
conveyancing, Real Property
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The Law of Uses and Trusts: Collected and Digested In a proper Order, from the Reports of adjudg'd Cases, in the Courts of Law and Equity, and other Books of Authority. Together with A Treatise of Dower [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Stagg [and four others], London, 1741.
Description:
One of two early editions of the treatise which Holdsworth observes "deals mainly with the medieaval use, and . . . the effects of the statute of Uses [of 1535]", complemented by Gilbert's pioneering exposition on trusts and by his treatise on dower
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, neatly rebacked, some foxing to the edges, else very fresh and bright, with the errata and half-title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79508
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
trusts and estates, Dower

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