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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
 
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
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
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
 
Author:
Dunham, Allison
Title:
Modern Real Estate Transactions, Cases and Materials
Publisher:
The Foundation Press, Brooklyn, 1952.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-16384
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
Casebooks, Real Property
Author:
Sugden, Edward
Title:
A Concise and Practical Treatise of the Law of Vendors and Purchasers of Estates. [Twelfth Edition]
Publisher:
S. Sweet, 1, Chancery Lane, London, 1851.
Description:
First edition under this title of Sugden's classic work, as he sought to compress its essence into one volume, in Holdsworth's words "the first work ever published on th[e] subject [and] an immediate success"; uncommon, five copies in OCLC in the USA
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, a few stray pencil markings and a bit of foxing, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-76008
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Real Property
 
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
 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
Modern blind-tooled calf, gilt board edges, gilt-lettered label, title foxed, some browning and foxing elsewhere, ex-library; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-70689
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Readings, Procedure, Real Property
 
Author:
Warvelle, George W.
Title:
A Practical Treatise on Abstracts and Examinations of Title to Real Property. Fourth Edition
Publisher:
Callaghan and Company, Chicago, 1921.
Description:
Condition:
Original tan buckram, rubbed, the back board marked, yet a good usable copy
Book No.:
W-91582
Price:
$ 35.00
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:
Title:
Current Problems in Real Estate Practice
Publisher:
Virginia State Bar, 1977.
Description:
Condition:
Plastic ring-bound; 27 pages
Book No.:
W-30591
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
landlord and tenant, Virginia, Real Property, Virginia
 
Author:
Title:
Report on the Calendaria Title
Publisher:
n.p., n.p., n.d.
Description:
Condition:
Stapled, self-wraps, worn but usable; 244 pages
Book No.:
W-48245
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
California, Real Property, MEXICO
Author:
Perkins, John
Title:
A Profitable Booke of Master Iohn Perkins, fellow of the Inner Temple. Treating of the Lawes of Englande. S.T.C. 19639; Beale T425
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fleetestreat . . . by Richard Tottel [etc.], London, 1593.
Description:
The penultimate sixteenth century edition of one of the classics of English land law, one which Holdsworth pairs with Littleton's Tenures; with a significant portion devoted to the law as it affected women, including a lengthy chapter on dower
Condition:
Early (?17th century) calf, rebacked, title dusty and strengthened at the inner margin, closely trimmed, some running heads just affected; sound
Book No.:
W-74532
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Real Property
 
Author:
Nelson, Grant S. and Dale A. Whitman
Title:
Cases and Materials on Real Estate Finance and Development
Publisher:
West Publishing Co., St. Paul, 1976.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-16426
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
Real Property, Casebooks
 
Author:
Title:
California Land Security and Development
Publisher:
California Continuing Education of the Bar, Berkeley, 1960.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-47305
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
California, Real Property
 
Author:
Burby, William E.
Title:
Handbook of the Law of Real Property
Publisher:
West Publishing Co., St. Paul, 1943.
Description:
Condition:
Original maroon buckram, somewhat browned, else a good usable copy
Book No.:
W-91678
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Real Property
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:
Modern cloth, ex-library, very light browning, a good crisp copy; without the half-title but with the extensive subscriber list
Book No.:
W-73418
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Real Property
 
Author:
Lang, Andrew G.
Title:
Estate Agency Law and Practice in New South Wales. Third Edition
Publisher:
Law Book Company Limited, Sydney, 1988.
Description:
Condition:
Printed wraps, a good copy; 513 pages
Book No.:
W-30474
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
Real Property, AUSTRALIA
 
Author:
Gordon, Saul
Title:
Gordon's Standard Annotated Real Estate Forms
Publisher:
Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York, 1938.
Description:
Condition:
Blue buckram, a very worn ex-library copy; usable
Book No.:
W-30532
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Real Property, Forms & Form Books
Author:
Fearne, Charles
Title:
An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory Devises [etc.]. The Fourth Edition. Two Volumes [complete] [bound with] Copies of Opinions Ascribed to Eminent Council . . . Addressed to the . . . Earl of Mansfield. A New Edition
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [imprint varies] [etc.], London, 1791-95.
Description:
A valuable edition of a "classic [written by] one of the great real property lawyers of [the 18th] century", in Holdsworth's words, the first volume Fearne's last, and the second John Joseph Powell's first; with the rare 'Copies', two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spine ends of volume one a bit chipped, some marginal staining, else a superior set; with upwards of 14 cancels not noted in ESTC
Book No.:
W-72838
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Real Property, Wills
Author:
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
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
 
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
Author:
Title:
Olde teners newly corrected. S.T.C. 23880; Beale T72
Publisher:
In edibus Richardi Pynsoni regii impressoris [etc.], London, 1525.
Description:
The rare, final Pynson printing of one of a few early English law treatises, dating to the late 14th century (partly relied upon by Littleton), its "primary, if not exclusive, purpose . . . as a textbook for the beginning student"; six copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, a few early markings and notations, light browning, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78681
Price:
$ 8500.00
Category:
Real Property
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England . . . Revised and Corrected, with further Additions of Notes . . . By Francis Hargrave and Charles Butler, Including also The Notes of Lord Chief Justice Hale [etc.]. Eighteenth Edition. Three Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for E. and R. Brooke, Bell-Yard, near Temple Bar, London, 1794.
Description:
The first octavo edition 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 included
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rebacked, a very good, clean set
Book No.:
W-79454
Price:
$ 175.00
Category:
Real Property
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
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:
Hall, Robert Gream]
Title:
A Substitute for Official General Registration of Deeds and Transactions Inter Vivos, Affecting Titles to Land, Proposed in a Letter to Sir E.B. Sugden, Kt. His Majesty's Solicitor-General
Publisher:
William Walker, 196, Strand, London, 1830.
Description:
First edition of a rare tract, appearing as the Real Property Commissioners considered whether to establish a general registry of deeds, a matter of greater "magnitude and importance than all the other subjects within the scope of our commission"
Condition:
Modern light-blue wraps, ex-Birmingham Law Society Library, else a good clean copy, 23 pages; two copies in COPAC, no copy in OCLC in North America
Book No.:
W-77114
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Real Property
Author:
Littleton, Thomas
Title:
Lyttelton tenures in Englysshe. S.T.C. 15762; Beale T46
Publisher:
Prynted . . . in paules churche yearde . . . by Thomas Petyt, London, 1541?.
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", and Holdsworth denominating it one of the five great books of English law
Condition:
Modern blind ruled calf, some lightish staining, else quite clean with good margins, with the signature of Thomas ?Whitle at the end; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79506
Price:
$ 4750.00
Category:
Real Property
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
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
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
Author:
Powell, Richard R.
Title:
The Law of Future Interests in California
Publisher:
West Publishing Company, St. Paul, 1980.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; 91 pages
Book No.:
W-77760
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Real Property, California
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
Author:
Littleton, Thomas
Title:
Littleton Tenures in Englishe [bound with] Littletons Tenures [in Law French]. S.T.C. 15767 and 15738.7; Beale T50 and T21
Publisher:
[1] by Richard Tottell [2] Rychard Tottil, London, 1556 & 1557.
Description:
An unusual pairing of two editions of the first English legal treatise to be printed, one in the original Law French and the other in its English translation, a work which Maitland praised as a "lucid and classical book on the tenure of land"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, neatly repaired, scribbles on first title and last leaf, some staining, else quite clean with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79445
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
conveyancing, Real Property, Real Property
Author:
Littleton, Thomas
Title:
Littleton Tenures in Englishe [bound with] Littletons Tenures [in Law French]. S.T.C. 15767 and 15738.7; Beale T50 and T21
Publisher:
[1] by Richard Tottell [2] Rychard Tottil, London, 1556 & 1557.
Description:
An unusual pairing of two editions of the first English legal treatise to be printed, one in the original Law French and the other in its English translation, a work which Maitland praised as a "lucid and classical book on the tenure of land"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, neatly repaired, scribbles on first title and last leaf, some staining, else quite clean with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79445
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
conveyancing, Real Property, Real Property
Author:
Title:
By the King. A Proclamation declaring His Maiesties Royall Grace and Pleasure, to confirme to His Subiects their defectiue Estates in their Lands and Possessions, by His Commission lately renewed and enlarged to that purpose. S.T.C. 9043; cf. Steele 1703
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1635.
Description:
A rare printing of the final effort by Charles I, seemingly related to the Shipmoney crisis and the need for royal revenue, establishing a commission which, for fees paid, would cure defective titles; four copies in ESTC, none in North America
Condition:
Broadside measuring about 11x14 inches, browned, the bottom margin defective with loss to the imprint, else complete; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79503
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Real Property, English constitutional law
 
Author:
Matthew, Hale
Title:
De Successionibus apud Anglos: Or, A Treatise of Hereditary Descents, Shewing The Rise, Progess 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.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-79351
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Real Property, Wills
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
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:
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.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-77887
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Real Property
Author:
Fisher, William Richard
Title:
The Law of Mortgage, As Applied to the Redemption, Foreclosure and Sale in Equity of Incumbered Property; With the Law of The Priority of Encumbrancers
Publisher:
Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1856.
Description:
First edition of one of two pre-eminent 19th century treatises on the law of mortgage, undertaken by a Lincoln's Inn barrister and cited approvingly by Holdsworth, still in print (as "Fisher and Lightwood"), reaching a 13th edition in 2010
Condition:
Original pebbled cloth, rubbed and somewhat marked and lightly strained, largely uncut, a few ink markings; a very good clean copy
Book No.:
W-76075
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Real Property, mortgages
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
Author:
Taylor, Paul S.
Title:
Communist Strategy and Tactics of Employing Peasant Dissatisfaction over Conditions of Land Tenure for Revolutionary Ends in Vietnam (A Study . . . for the Foreign Operations and Government Information Subcommittee)
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1970.
Description:
A fitting part of Taylor's lifelong goal of land reform, whether in this country (with his wife, Dorothea Lange) or in the third world, here providing a cautionary historical survey of Communist efforts to use land reform for revolutionary purposes
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, some browning, else a very good copy; 28 pages
Book No.:
W-78860
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Vietnam, Radicals, Real Property

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