Book #61635

An Historical Introduction to the Land Law.

Holdsworth, Sir William. An Historical Introduction to the Land Law. London: Oxford University Press, 1927. xxiv, 339 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584772620; ISBN-10: 158477262X. Hardcover cloth. Light shelfwear. Very good. $45. * Sir William Holdsworth [1871-1944] was one of the most distinguished historians of English common law. Holdsworth produced this manual to provide students of real property with a concise history of the field. He believed this knowledge was necessary because contemporary land law was difficult to comprehend without a knowledge of its roots. Fifoot commends this book in his English Law and its Background for its history of the rules against perpetuities. "[Holdsworth] has cheerfully carried through the task of giving us an elementary survey of one part of the vast subject in the mastery of which he stands alone. Most writers of manuals have to popularize the results of the labour of others; Professor Holdsworth need pillage few storehouses but his own.": Law Quarterly Review 44 (1928) 105.

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