One of the Earliest English Texts to Address Conveyancing[C] West, William [1568-1594]. The First Part of Simboleography. Which May be Termed the Art, Or Description, of Instruments and Presidents. Collected by William West of the Inner Temple Esquire. And Now Newly Augmented with Divers Presidents Touching Merchants Affaires. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1622.  pp. [Bound with] West, William. The Second Part of Symboleography, Newly Corrected and Amended, And Verie Much Enlarged in All the Foure Severall Treatises: 1 Of Fines and Concords. 2 Of Common Recoveries. 3 Of Offences and Indictments. 4 Of Compromises and Arbitrements. Whereunto is Annexed Another Treatise of Equitie, The Iurisdiction, And Proceedings of the High Court of Chancerie; Of Supplications, Bills, And Answers; And of Certaine Writs, And Commissions Issuing Thence, And There also Returnable: Likewise much Augmented with Divers Presidents, For the Same Purpose, Beginning at the 144. Section, And Continuing to the End of Bills and Answers. With an Addition of Some Necessary Examplars to be Used in his Maiesties Court of Exchequer, Wards and Liveries, And Starre-Chamber, Never Printed Before. Hereunto is also Added a Table for the More Easie and Readie Finding of Matters Herein Contayned. London: Printed for The Companie of Stationers, 1618. [ii], 350,  ff. Quarto (8-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Later library cloth, calf lettering piece to spine, "10" in early hand to fore-edge of text block, endpapers added. Light soiling, moderate soiling to spine, corners bumped, front joint partially cracked, crack in text block between title page and following leaf. Moderate toning to text, two later owner signatures and a later library stamp to title page of First Part, a small chip to its upper corner, brief library marks to its verso. $950. * Later editions. West's Symboleography is the most influential works in the history of English law. First published in 1590 and 1593, these two books are complete in themselves and bibliographically distinct. (The volumes were often bound together or bound as sets.) Taken together, they form a general practical treatise on English law. They are historically significant because they are among the earliest texts to address conveyancing. "West's Symboleographie has always been es.
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