Scarce 1870 English Treatise on Bankruptcy Bulley, John F. Bund, John William Willis. A Manual of the Law & Practice of Bankruptcy, As Amended & Consolidated by the Statutes of 1869. With an Appendix, Containing the Statutes, Orders and Forms. London: Butterworths, 1870. [vi], xvii, 275, cclxxxvii, 46,  pp. Includes bound-in six-page advertisement for this book and 48-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Original textured cloth, blind frames to boards, blind rules and printed paper title label to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, light soiling to title label, binding slightly cocked, rear hinge starting. Foxing to preliminaries, light toning to text. Annotation to verso of front endleaf, presentation inscription dated June 14, 1870 from Bund to J.W. Willis to head of title page, internally clean. An appealing copy. $350. * Only edition. With forms. "The following pages are an attempt to place before the profession and the public an outline of the new Law of Bankruptcy, and to provide rather a practical than a theoretical treatise upon so difficult a subject. An historical sketch of the legislation, prior to 1869, has been consequently compressed within the limits of a single chapter; and for the same reasons the cases cited are comparatively few" (Preface). OCLC locates 6 copies. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:48.
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