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Author:
Littleton, Thomas
Title:
Lytylton Tenures Newly Revised, and truly corrected with a table (after the alphabete to fynde out briefely the cases desyred in the same) therto added very necessary to the readers. S.T.C. 15736; Beale T19
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . In Fletestrete . . . by Wyllyam Powel [etc.], London, 1553.
Description:
A rare, early edition of the first English legal treatise to be printed (circa 1481), a work which Maitland called a "lucid and classical book on the tenure of land", this copy with an elaborate contemporary gloss throughout; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary blind-panelled calf, very worn, last leaf (list of chapters and imprint) lacking, the penultimate leaf just affected with a small loss
Book No.:
W-78046
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Real Property
Author:
Littleton, Thomas]
Title:
Littleton's Tenures, in French and English. Wing L2588
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, James Flesher [etc.], London, 1671.
Description:
First edition to provide both the Law French text and its English translation, with a marvelous series of provenances, once the copy of Edmund Trowbridge, Edmund T. Dana, Joseph G. Cogswell, Alex H. Everett, Edward Everett, William Everett and others
Condition:
Later green morocco extra gilt, a trifle worn, but quite pretty
Book No.:
W-69242
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Real Property
 
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 seven 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
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
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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