Land Tenure on Ecclesiastical Property [Burroughs, Samuel (d. 1761)]. An Enquiry into the Customary-Estates and Tenant-Rights of Those who Hold Lands of Church and Other Foundations, By the Tenure of Three Lives and Twenty-One Years. With Some Considerations for Restraining Excessive Fines. By Everard Fleetwood, Esq. London: Printed for J. Roberts, 1731. [iv], 109,  pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and blind ornaments to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, light soiling to title page, "3" at head in small early hand. A nice copy in a handsome binding. $650. * First edition. Burroughs, writing under a pseudonym, addresses conflicts between civil and ecclesiastical law in cases regarding land tenure on church owned lands. A second edition was published in 1732. It was reprinted in Dublin in 1768. English Short-Title Catalogue T113249.
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