A Treatise on Inheritance and Succession Derived from the Manuscript of Hale's History and Analysis [Hale, Matthew (1609-1676)]. [Shower, Sir Bartholomew (1658-1701), Editor]. De Successionibus apud Anglos: Or, A Treatise of Hereditary Descents: Shewing the Rise, Progress and Successive Alterations Thereof. And Also, The Laws of Descent, As They are Now in Use. With a Scheme of Pedigrees; And the Degrees of Parentage and Consanguinity. London: Printed, And are to be Sold by Robert Battersby, 1700. [x], 104 pp. Folding table. Title page preceded by publisher advertisement. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Recent period-style calf (by Phil Dusel), blind rules to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, blind tooling to board edges, endpapers renewed. Title page printed within ruled borders. Moderate toning, light foxing in places, faint dampstaining to head of text block and table, a few short splits to folds, loss from trimming to final line of publisher advertisement and rule at foot of title page, annotations in early hand to a few leaves. A handsomely bound copy. $850. * One of two reissues of the first edition, both from 1700. First published in 1699, this work is derived from the manuscript of Hale's History of the Common Law of England, which was first published in 1713. Shower edited the text liberally and added some original material, most notably the folding table, "A Scheme of Pedigrees." With a few exceptions, the manuscript annotations in our copy are references to statutes, cases and Littleton's Tenures. A second edition was published in 1735. English Short-Title Catalogue R173.
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