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The Touch-Stone of Common Assurances, Or, A Plain and Familiar. William Sheppard, Edward Hilliard.
The Touch-Stone of Common Assurances, Or, A Plain and Familiar...

The Touch-Stone of Common Assurances, Or, A Plain and Familiar...

The First Work Devoted to the Theory of Conveyancing Sheppard, William [fl. 1660]. Hilliard, Edward, Editor. The Touch-Stone of Common Assurances: Or, A Plain and Familiar Treatise, Opening the Learning of the Common Assurances, Or Conveyances of the Kingdom. Revised & Corrected, With Notes and Additional References by Edward Hilliard. To Which is Added a Copious Index. Dublin: Printed by John Exshaw, 1785. [xxiv], 504, [20] pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, gilt rules to boards along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves, including the title page, which has a later owner signature. $300. * Sixth (stated) edition, a reissue of the fifth London edition. The Touchstone is the earliest work devoted to the theory of conveyancing. Each chapter opens with a definition of a type of conveyance followed by an outline of the rules, principles and legal maxims that govern it. First published in 1648, it was a standard work well into the twentieth century. English Short-Title Catalogue T90881.

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