A Notable Early English Text on Real Estate Law [Brown, William]. A Compendious and Accurate Treatise of Recoveries upon Writs of Entry in the Post and Fines upon Writs of Covenant: And Recoveries upon Writs of Entry in the Post; With Ample and Copious Instructions How to Draw, Acknowledge, And Levy the Same, In All Cases. Being a Work Performed with Great Exactness, And Full of Variety of Clerkship. With an Addition of Several Precedents, And Many Observations, Rules and Cases Concerning the Effect and Operation of Fines and Recoveries. The Sixth Edition. Reviewed, Corrected, And in this Impression Very Much Inlarged. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, And R. Gosling, 1725. [viii], 335, , 30,  pp. With a 2 pp. publisher catalogue. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Later buckram, calf lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light soiling and a few minor stains, light rubbing to corners and spine ends, which are lightly bumped, later owner signature to front free endpaper, early owner signature to head of title page. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to head of text block, contemporary annotations to a few leaves, some soiling to title page. $500. * Sixth and final edition. First published in 1684, the merit of this early text on real estate law was recognized immediately. Despite its popularity, copies of all editions of are scarce today. OCLC locates 9 copies of the sixth edition in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, LA County Law Library, Northwestern, San Francisco Law Library, University of Georgia, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue T66866.
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