Scarce Eighteenth-Century Treatise on Executions C[arter], S[amuel]. The Law of Executions: Or, A Treatise Shewing and Explaining the Nature of Executions in Several Rules, And Who May Sue Execution or Not, And Against What Persons. By and Out of what Court Execution to be Awarded. The Several Sorts of Execution, And When to be Sued Out. To What Time Execution Shall Relate, As to Lands, As to Goods. Executions Joint or Several. Capias ad Satisfac.' Fiori Facias, How the Property of the Goods is Altered by the Sheriffs Seizure, Or Not. Stat. 29 Car. 2 c. 3. Explained. Habere fac' Possessionem. What Execution After Ca' Sa', Elegit, &c. Scire-Facias, the Nature and Reason of It, And Process. Elegit. Levari Facias. Extent, The Nature of It. Of Re-Extent. Stat. 32 H.8. C. 5. Explained. What Things are Extendible, And in Hands of Whom. Where the Conusee, &c. Shall Hold the Land Over. Execution in Reference to the King's Prerogative. Liberate. Statute Merchant, Staple, And on 23 H. 6. The Diversity of Their Natures. Recognisances. Scire Facias on Recognisance Against the Bail; And Pleadings. Declarations and Pleadings on Statutes and Recognisances. Pleas after Judgment. Of Discharging of Executions by Several Ways. Of Restitution. All Illustrated and Explained, In Subdivisions, By Our Book Cases, Reports, And Presidents. By S. C. Esq; Author of Lex Custumaria. London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, 1706. [xvi], 323,  pp. Includes two-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (7" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and recent lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. A few minor nicks and scuffs to board, corners bumped and lightly worn, light rubbing to extremities, small chips to head and lower section of spine, later repair to upper two inches of joint, hinges cracked. Some toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, early owner signature to front free endpaper. $750. * Only edition. Carter was the author of two notable treatises: The Infants Lawyer (1697), the first English treatise on laws concerning infants, and Lex Custumaria, Or, A Treatise of Copy-Hold Estates (1696). As indicated by the title, The Law of Executions addresses the various ways (non-criminal) judicial decisions are carried out. OCLC locates 9 copies in.
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