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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
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
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:
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:
The Clerks Vade Mecum. Or, A Choice Collection of Modern Presidents, According to The best Forms extant, and such as have not formerly been Printed . . . Usefull for all persons that have relation to the Practick part of the Common Law [etc.]. Wing C4651
Publisher:
Printed by T.M. for W. Lee, D. Pakeman and G. Bedell [etc.], London, 1655.
Description:
Only edition of a work prepared by an anonymous barrister, based on a manuscript whose contents are said to be unique and "a faire, polished, and intire body of itself, framed by several sages of the Law, of great Integrity, and Experience"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, joints cracked, back board loose, tightly bound, signature of Phillip Williams dated 1682, usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79493
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
conveyancing, Forms & Form Books, Every Man Law Books
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:
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
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
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Clerk's Remembrancer: Containing All Sorts of Small and Useful Precedents: with Proper Directions in Conveyancing: And the Compleat Methods of Practice in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, and the High Court of Chancery [etc]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1730.
Description:
The rare, final and expanded edition of one of Jacob's earliest works, and his first on the practice in the royal courts, launching a career establishing his "lasting reputation . . . based on his legal writings"; five copies in ESTC, one in the UK
Condition:
Contemporary calf, slightly rubbed, neatly rebacked, gilt lettered and quite clean and bright, with the two advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79553
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
conveyancing, courts, equity, Procedure
Author:
Title:
The Lawyers Library. A New Book of Instruments: Consisting of Precedents Fitted for the Use of Attorney, Ecclesiastical Persons, Scriveners, Merchants, Sollicitors, Owners of Ships, Mariners; And generally for all Persons . . . in Trade [etc.]. 2nd Edition
Publisher:
Printed for R.V. and Sold by R. Gosling [and one other], London, 1709.
Description:
A rare work, arranged alphabetically by subject and represented as "Being the most Compleat Collection of its Bulk and Nature hitherto Extant", first appearing in 1680; one copy in ESTC, not containing the advertising leaf present in this copy
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, quite rubbed, new endpapers, a bit of marginal staining, else quite clean, with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79626
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
conveyancing, Ecclesiastical Law, maritime law, Forms & Form Books
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:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The Touch-stone of Common Assurances. Or A Plain and Familiar Treatise, opening the learning of the Common Assurances or Conveyances of the Kingdome. Wing S3214. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by M.F. for W. Lee, M. Walbancke, D. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1648.
Description:
First edition of a pioneering work and one of the pre-eminent treatises on the English law of conveyancing, published for almost two centuries, "its prominence [assured] among the classical legal texts of the Anglo-American tradition"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, neatly rebacked, upper portion of the front joint just cracking (but very firm), else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79628
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
conveyancing
 
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:
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

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