First Edition of Piggott's Well-Esteemed Treatise on Recoveries Pigott, N[athaniel] [1661-1737]. A Treatise of Common Recoveries, Their Nature and Use. To Which is Added the Case of Page and Hayward More Fully Reported Than in Any Other Book Extant: And also a Case Between the Late Earl of Derby and the Coheirs of His Elder Brother. With Precedents for Amending Recoveries: And a Complete Table to the Whole. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1739. [iv], 232,  pp. Includes one-page publisher advertisement. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6"). Contemporary calf, rebacked, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to board edges with wear to corners, early armorial bookplate to front pastedown, partial crack to text block between title page and following leaf. Light toning to text, early owner signature to front pastedown, brief annotation to front free endpaper, another stuck-through signature to head of title page. $300. * First edition. According to Marvin, Pigott was "a profound lawyer" and notes that this treatise "long continued to be the best text book on [this] very difficult and complicated subject." Later editions were published in 1753, 1770 and 1792. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 572. English Short-Title Catalogue N67234.
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