A Treatise Praised by Holdsworth Kyd, Stewart [d. 1811]. A Treatise on the Law of Awards. Revised and Corrected; With Very Considerable Additions. London: Printed for J. Johnson, G. G. & J. Robinson, & J. Butterworth; And B. C. Collins, Salisbury, 1799. [v], viii-xvii, , 583,  pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and scuffs to boards and spine, moderate rubbing to extremities, small tear to head of spine, corners bumped and lightly worn, early owner bookplate (of R.W. Clarke) to front pastedown, moderate toning to text. An attractive copy in its well preserved original state. $500. * Second and final edition. "The best book on [awards] was published by Stewart Kyd in 1791. It is a learned book, which describes historically the growth of the rules on this topic from the Year Books downwards, and discusses intelligently the modern cases both legal and equitable. The author knows a good deal of Roman law, and makes an effective use of some of its rules, which, he thinks, may have influenced the growth of the parallel English Rules" (Holdsworth). The second edition was reissued in Philadelphia in 1808 as the "First American Edition." Holdsworth, History of English Law XII:399. English Short-Title Catalogue T71520.
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