A Scarce Eighteenth-Century Treatise on Bankruptcy [Great Britain]. Commissioner of Bankrupts. The Law For and Against Bankrupts: Containing all the Statutes, Cases at Large, Arguments, Resolutions, Judgments and Decrees, Under the Head of Bankruptcy, Down to the Present Time. Wherein is Particularly Shewn, What Persons May be Bankrupts Within the Meaning of the Statutes; How They are to Conform Themselves Thereto; The Power of the Commissioners and Assignees, As to their Estates; The Rights of the Creditors, And Privileges of the Bankrupt. Together with Precedents or Forms of the Proceedings, On Taking Out and Executing Commissions, Also of Declarations, And Pleadings, In English, Relating to this Subject, Never Before Printed. The Whole Adapted to the Use of All Counsellors, Attornies, Merchants and Tradesmen. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1743. , 296,  pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Later library cloth, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Light shelfwear and soiling, minor wear to edges of lettering pieces. Moderate toning to text, faint library stamp to title page, brief annotations to verso. $1,850. * Only edition. This treatise aimed to encourage the wider use of bankruptcy by remove the stigma attached to it. As stated in its preface: "Bankrupts are generally esteemed a crafty, fraudulent, deceitful and extravagant sort of Persons; yet we may observe, that innocent and regular living Traders almost daily become involved in Bankruptcies, through the Badness of the Times, or by other inevitable Accidents" (iii). This is a scarce title. OCLC locates five copies in North America law schools (Case Western Reserve, Harvard, University of Cincinnati, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania). English Short-Title Catalogue T117205.
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