Two English Works on Agistment Tithes Bateman, Tho[mas]. A Treatise on Agistment Tithe, In Which the Nature, Right, Objects, Mode of Payment, and Method of Ascertaining the Value of Each Species of It, Are Fully Stated and Explained. As Settled in Pursuance of a Decree of the Court of Exchequer, Made in Easter Term M,DCC,LXXIV. London: Printed, and Sold, by Richardson and Urquhart, 1778. xxiii, , 102,  pp. [Bound with] Bateman, Thomas. An Appendix to the Treatise on Agistment Tithe, Containing Copies at Large of the Bill, Answers, and Decree In the Court of Exchequer, Easter term, 1774, In the Cause of Bateman Against Aistrup, and Others, For the Tithe of the Agistment of Sheep, and of Barren and Unprofitable Cattle. To Which is Added a Copy of the Original Endowment, Under Which the Plaintiff's Right to Those Tithes Was Claimed and Allowed. And Also a Copy of His Whole Bill of Costs, From the Commencement to the Conclusion of the Cause. With Explanatory Notes and Observations on the Whole. London: Printed and Sold by Richardson and Urquhart, 1779. xv, , 133,  pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, later lettering piece, gilt-edged raised bands. Wear to corners, joints cracked but secure, some chipping to spine ends, shallow diagonal slash and minor scuff to rear board. Hinges repaired, offsetting to margins of endleaves. Early annotation to front free endpaper, interior notably fresh. $300. * Treatise: second edition, one of two issues from 1778, "With Large Additions and Improvements"; Appendix: only edition. The Treatise deals with agistment tithe, a church-levied charge on grazing land. The Appendix is a collection of source records, including records relating to a suit involving the author. According to Black's Law Dictionary (Seventh Edition), the tithe was paid by the occupier of the land rather than the person whose cattle grazed on the land (1493). Bateman was chaplain to the Duke of Gordon and Vicar of Whaplode in Lincolnshire. English Short-Title Catalogue T27889, T14299.
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