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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
 
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:
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:
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.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-79351
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Real Property, Wills
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:
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:
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:
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
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
Author:
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
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
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
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
 
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:
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 Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79532
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
contracts, Real Property, Powers
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:
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
 
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
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:
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
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
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:
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
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
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:
Title:
Reasons for a Registry: Shewing briefly The great Benefits and Advantages that may accrew to this Nation thereby. And Likewise Reconciling those mistaken Inconveniences which many have conceived thereof. Wing R486. 4to
Publisher:
Printed for Charles Harper . . . 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:
Modern boards, printed paper label, browned, else quite sound with untrimmed edges and both blanks, the first chipped and soiled; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79651
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
colonies, Connecticut, conveyancing, 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:
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:
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:
Coke, Edward
Title:
The Complete Copy-holder; Being A Learned Discourse of the Antiquity and Nature of Manors and Copy-holds, with all things thereto incident. Whereto is added A Supplement By way of Additions to and Amplification of the foregoing Treatise. Wing C4915
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1668.
Description:
One of Coke's four major works and the earliest modern work on copyhold, the medieval 'unfree tenure' evolving as a tenure akin to freehold (and in some respects arguably superior to it), this the first edition with the substantial supplement
Condition:
Modern blind panelled calf, crimson morocco label gilt decorated and lettered, lightly faded, new endpapers, quite clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79670
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
Real Property, landlord and tenant, law of copyhold
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:
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:
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
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:
Meriton, George
Title:
Land-Lords Law . . . Being A Collection of several Cases in the Law concerning Leases, Distresses, Replevins, Rescous, Waste and several other Matters which often happen between Land-Lord and Tenant [etc.]. Wing M1803
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Twoford, Thomas Dring, and John Place, London, 1665.
Description:
First edition (variant) of the first work on the English law of landlord and tenant, especially important to the history of English land law, reflecting England's unique position among European countries in the amount of land cultivated by leasehold
Condition:
Modern calf, crimson morocco label, definite browning, a few margins chipped, else sound, without the first blank preceding the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79659
Price:
$ 875.00
Category:
landlord and tenant, Real Property

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