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Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
Sheppard's Precedent of Precedents. Or, One General Precedent for Common Assurances by Deeds; Modernized and Adapted to the Principles of Present Practice of Conveyancing. By Thomas Walter Williams, Esq. of the Inner Temple, Barrister at Law
Publisher:
Printed for George Wightman, Fleet Street, London, 1825.
Description:
The final edition of Sheppard's most successful work in which (as counsel to Cromwell) he proposed the reform of English land law, here modernized and collated with Sheppard's "Touchstone", as the movement for land reform resumed in the 19th century
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf, rubbed, marginal staining and a bit of fraying to the title and some other leaves, but a good usable copy
Book No.:
W-76797
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
conveyancing
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:
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:
Phayer, Thomas (attr.)
Title:
A Boke of Presidentes exactly written, in maner of a Register. Newly corrected, with addicions of diuers necessarie Prsydentes mete for all such, as desyre to learne the fourme and maner how to make all maner of euide[n]ces and instruments [&c]. STC 3332.7
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Richard Tottyll. Anno, 1559, London, 1559.
Description:
The first Tottel edition of the first named work of its kind, in Holdsworth's words "a comprehensive collection of all manner of documents, including, besides conveyances, chancery bills and answers, letters of safe conduct" and much else
Condition:
Modern unlettered calf, the original blind-panelled boards skillfully mounted, title and next leaf foxed, diminishing thereafter; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78853
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
conveyancing, Forms & Form Books
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:
Barry, James, Baron Santry
Title:
The Case of Tenures Upon the Commission of Defective Titles, Argued By all the Iudges of Ireland. With their Resolution, and the Reasons of their Resolution. S.T.C. 1531. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted by the Society of Stationers [etc.], Dublin, 1639.
Description:
A work central to the debate over the fundamental principles of English feudalism, agreeing with Coke and Selden and opposed to Henry Spelman, who was mainly responsible (in J.G.A. Pocock's words) for "the feudal revolution in English historiography"
Condition:
Later sheep backed boards, staining to the first and last leaves, else quite clean, well-margined and untrimmed; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78251
Price:
$ 2250.00
Category:
IRELAND, 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:
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:
Bisset, James (ed.)
Title:
Abridgment and Collection of the Acts of Assembly Of the Province of Maryland, At present in Force. With A small choice Collection of Precedents in Law and Conveyancing. Calculated for the Use of the Gentlemen of the Province. Cohen 5670; Wroth 215
Publisher:
Printed by William Bradford, Printer . . . for the Author, Philadelphia, 1759.
Description:
The only abridgement of Maryland's colonial laws, the fourth abridgement of a colony's laws published in this country, preceded by those in Virginia and Pennsylvania, the only other two colonies whose laws were individually abridged
Condition:
Modern 1/4 cloth over decorated boards, somewhat strained, definite browning and some staining, a few marginal signatures excised; a serviceable copy
Book No.:
W-79095
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Abridgements, Maryland, Acts, conveyancing
Author:
Phayer, Thomas
Title:
A Booke of Presidents. With Additions of diuerse necessarie Instrumentes, meete for all such as desire to learne, the manner and forme how to make Euidences and Instruments, &c. As in the Table of thiis Booke more plainely appeareth. S.T.C. 3346
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Thomas Wight, London, 1604.
Description:
The uncommon, first seventeenth century edition of the first substantial collection of "all manner of documents", including conveyances, chancery bills and answers, and compositions between debtors and creditors in bankruptcy; six copies in S.T.C.
Condition:
Contemporary vellum somewhat worn and crinkled, remains of ties, worming at the outset, essentially marginal, else quite fresh; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79128
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
conveyancing, Real Property, bankruptcy, Forms & Form Books
 
Author:
Russell, John
Title:
Theory of Conveyancing
Publisher:
Printed for Charles Elliot, and C. Elliot and T. Kay [etc.], Edinburgh, 1788.
Description:
The rare first edition of a comprehensive work based upon and expanded from Russell's earlier efforts to instruct his son, "the Theory of Conveyancing . . . having never hitherto been reduced to a regular system"; one copy in North America in ESTC
Condition:
Original paper backed boards, printed paper label, somewhat rubbed, else a very good copy in original state, the edges untrimmed and partly uncut
Book No.:
W-79273
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
conveyancing

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