A Compact Gentleman's Law Library [Great Britain]. A Compendious Library of the Law: Necessary for Persons of All Degrees and Professions. In Two Parts. Part I. Containing, I. The Laws Relating to Parish-Officers, Viz. Church-Wardens, Overseers of the Poor, Constables, Scavengers, Surveyors of the Highways, &c. II. The Laws Relating to the Game. III. The Laws Relating to Landlords, Tenants, &c. IV. The Laws Relating to Juries. V. Precedents for Vestry-Clerks, Justices Clerks, &c. VI. A Summary of the Laws in Force Against Idle and Disorderly Persons, Rogues, Vagrants, &c. Part II. Containing, I. The Forms of Bonds, Or Obligations, Conditions, Agreements, &c. II. Articles of Apprenticeship, For Leases, Compositions, &c. III. Assignments of Bonds, Judgments, Leases, Policies, &c. IV. Awards, Deeds of Bargain and Sale, Bottomree, Charter-Party, &c. V. Deeds of Composition, Declarations of Trust, Defeasances, Feoffments, &c. VI. Deeds Relating to Fines, Leases, Mortgages, &c. VII. Letters of Attorney, Letters of Licence, &c. VIII. Forms of Deeds of Copartnership, Deeds Relating to Recoveries, Releases, Warrants of Attorney, &c. IX. Precedents for Last Wills and Testaments, And Codicils. X. Forms of Acquittances, Affidavits, Certificates of Different Kinds. XI. Promissory Notes, Bills of Exchange, And Protests Thereon, Protections, &c. XII. Petitions of Apprentices on Bad Usage, Of Debtors, For Suing Out Commissions of Bankruptcy, For the Sole Use of an Invention, &c. XIII. Recognizances of Various Kinds. XIV. The Manner of Recording and Inrolling Deeds, And Account of the Four Terms and Their Returns, &c. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, And R. Gosling, 1740. [ii], 196, ; 192,  pp. Two parts. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and staining to boards, rubbing to board edges with wear to corners, hinges cracked. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining to head of text block in a few places, brief early owner annotations to front free endpaper and a few other leaves. $1,250. * First edition. This handbook covered the most common civic obligations and legal matters that occurred in a life of a gentleman or businessman. A well-received work, it went through two more edition.
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