First American Edition of Booth's Treatise on Real Actions Booth, George [1635-1719]. Anthon, John, Editor [1784-1863]. The Nature and Practice of Real Actions, in Their Writs and Process, Both Original and Judicial. First American Edition: In Which the Ancient Writs and Records are Correctly Translated from the Latin, with the Addition of References to English and American Authorities, and to the Statutes of the State of New York. New York: Stephen Gould, 1808. [ii], iv, , 318 [i.e 386] pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing and a few minor scuffs, tiny fragment of owner label to front board, heavier rubbing to extremities, small chip to head of spine, front joint cracked, rear joint starting, corners bumped and somewhat worn, minor worming to front hinge, moderate toning and light foxing to text. $125. * First American edition of a work first published in London in 1701, with later editions in 1704 and 1811. John Anthon was a distinguished New York lawyer and legal writer. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9447.
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