Kent Admired Its "Ability and Perspicuity" Fearne, Charles [1742-1794]. An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory Devises. In this Treatise the Doctrine of the Judgment Delivered by the Court of King's Bench in the Case of Perrin versus Blake, (Since Reversed in the Exchequer Chamber, Which Reversal is Now Before the House of Lords), And the Principal Authorities for and Against it are Fairly Considered. N.B. In this Edition the General Grounds of that Judgment are More Fully Entered into and Examined. Greatly Improved and Enlarged, By the Addition of Many Useful Cases, Distinctions and Explanatory Observations. London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, 1773. xv, , 178,  pp. Includes one-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (8" x 5"). Later quarter calf over cloth, lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed with marbled paper. Light rubbing to extremities with minor wear to corners, light toning to interior. $250. * Second edition. "Fearne's Essay on Contingent Reminders...is a performance of a very superior character. It is eminently distinguished for the ability and perspicuity with which it unfolds and explains the principles of the most intricate parts of the law": Kent, Commentaries on American Law I:514. English Short-Title Catalogue T140190.
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