"Valuable Guide" to the Writ Ne Exeat Regno Beames, John [1781?-1853]. Warner, H.W., Notes. A Brief View of the Writ Ne Exeat Regno, With Practical Remarks Upon It as an Equitable Process With Notes of the Recent English and American Decisions. New York: Published by S. Gould, 1821. 7, xi, 77 (i.e. 67) pp. Paged irregularly, following the paging of the original (London) edition, which is given in footnotes. (The beginnings of the pages are indicated in the text by asterisks.) Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter sheep over paper boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Some rubbing with wear to spine ends, corners bumped, front joint cracked but secure. Toning, light foxing. Early (illegible) owner signature to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. A solid copy of a scarce title. $350. * First American edition, from the first London edition (1812). The equity writ Ne Exeat Regno is a tool to restrain a person from leaving a country or the jurisdiction of a court. It also refers to the process equity courts used to obtain bail or security to abide a decree. "This work will be found a valuable guide to the profession in those states having Courts of Equity.": Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 103. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4929.
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