An Interesting Companion To Gibson's Codex Juris Ecclesiastici Anglicani [Mallory, John]. Quare Impedit: In Two Parts. Part I. Containing an Abridgment of the Law Concerning the Patronages of Churches, The Titles of Ecclesiastical Persons to their Estates; The Manner of Conveying, Granting and Leasing Them; The Several Acts of Parliament Made Concerning Them; And Other Matters Necessary to be Treated Of, In Order to the Better Understanding of the Matters Above-Mention'd, As Also Shewing the Relief Given by Law, To Persons Injur'd in Their Rights of Presentation; By Writs of Right, Assize of Darrein Presentment, And This Action of Quare Impedit. And Also of the Resolutions in the Law Books, Concerning the Proceedings (viz.) The Mesne Process, Declarations, Pleadings, Trial, Evidence, Verdict, Judgment, Damages, Costs, Execution and Writs of Error, &c. With a Complete Table Thereto. Part II. Containing Precedents of Pleadings, (viz.) Declarations, Pleas, Replications, Rejoinders, Demurrers, Issues, Judgments, Judicial Process, And Proceedings in error. As Also, References to All Other Precedents, In the Several Law Books of Entries Relating to this Action. With a Complete Table Thereto. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1737. [ii], vii, , 255, ; [ii], 160,  pp. Two parts, each with title page and index. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Recent period-style quarter speckled calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier toning to a few leaves, occasional faint dampstaining to head of text block, light foxing in a few places, light soiling and a few minor stains to title page. $650. * Only edition. Holdsworth discusses this book in his chapter on eighteenth-century legal literature. He points out that the preface "contains an argument controverting some of the theories as to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction and as to other matters which had been put forward by Bishop Gibson in his Codex Juris Ecclesiastici Anglicani." This work is a companion volume to Mallory's Modern Entries in English (1734-1735). Bibliographically distinct, Quare Impedit is often catalogued as its third volume. English Short-Title Catalogue T100674.
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