The Most Complete Early English Treatise on the Bankrupt Laws Cooke, William [1757-1832]. A Compendious System of the Bankrupt Laws. Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Lynch, Colles, Burnet, Beatty, Davis, Marchbank, H. Whitestone, and Jones, 1786. viii, , 372, , ccxxxiii, , *iv, [18-23] pp. Pages *i-*iv, which should follow p.  at beginning of text, misbound between pp.  and  of index. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Later library cloth, calf lettering piece and paper location label to spine. Light soiling, some rubbing to extremities with some wear to lettering piece, joints just starting at head, front hinge cracked through, rear hinge starting, front free endpaper partially detached. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves, faint library stamps, one embossed, to title page, two small library marks to verso. $750. * First Dublin edition, a reprint of the first London editions, 1785. Bridgman's Short View of Legal Bibliography (1807) says this is the most complete early English treatise on the bankrupt laws. A popular title, its final edition, the eighth, was published in 1823. The second and later editions of this work are entitled The Bankrupt Laws. Bridgman cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography 226. English Short-Title Catalogue T66792.
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