A Popular, Long-Lived Formbook Covert, Nicholas. The Scrivener's Guide: Being Choice and Approved Forms of Precedents of All Sorts of Business Now in Use and Practice, In a Much Better Method than any Yet Extant; And Useful for All Gentlemen, Especially Those that Practice the Law, Viz. Articles of Agreement, Assignments, Acquittances, Bankrupts, Bargains and Sales, Bills, Bonds, Certificates, Conditions, Copartnerships, Copyhold Precedents, Covenants, Defeazances, Deputations, Grants, Jointures, Indentures, Leases, Letters of Attorney, Licences, Memorials, Mortgages, Obligations, Partitions, Petitions, Provisoes, Releases, Revocations, Settlements of Estates, Warrants, &c. Wills. Revised, Corrected and Much Enlarged, With Very Large Additions, Particularly Relating to Bankruptcy, And the Whole Made Agreeable to the Present Practice. By an Able Hand. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1740. Two volumes. [viii], 518, ; [iii], 1018,  pp. Volume I has a two-page publisher catalogue; Volume II has a one-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, blind fillets to spine, raised bands and retained contemporary lettering pieces to spines. Light rubbing to boards, faint early owner signatures to rear boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges mended. Moderate toning and occasional light foxing to text, early annotations to endleaves. $350. * Fifth and final edition. First published in 1695, this popular formbook was addressed to the needs of professionals and laymen. English Short-Title Catalogue R171570.
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