How to Rate Hereditaments Browne, J.H. Balfour [1841-1921]. The Principles of the Law of Rating of Hereditaments in the Occupation of Companies. London: Stevens & Haynes, 1875. xiii, 658, 48 pp. Includes 48-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary pebbled cloth, blind frames to boards, gilt title to spine. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, hinges cracked but secure. Early owner signature to head of half-title, light foxing to a few leaves, interior otherwise fresh. $150. * First edition. An interesting work from the middle decades of Industrial Revolution. Browne considers railroads, canals, waterworks, gas companies, docks, harbors, mines, quarries, bridges, cemetery companies, ferries, wayleves and tramways. He also includes information for "parish authorities who may be called upon to rate the property of companies to the relief of the poor." A second edition was published in 1886. Both are scarce. OCLC locates 9 copies of the first edition in North American law libraries. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:47.
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