A Treatise on Inheritance and Succession Derived from the Manuscript of Hale's History and Analysis [Hale, Sir 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. London: Printed and are to be Sold by A. Baldwin, 1700. [viii], 104 pp. Folding table (of descents). Octavo (6-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece. Minor worming and a few minor nicks and scuffs to board, moderate rubbing to board edges with some wear to corners, hinges cracked, some edgewear to preliminaries. Moderate toning, occasional faint spotting and dampstaining. Early owner initials to head of dedication leaf, annotations to front pastedown and a few other leaves. $850. * First edition. 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. The first edition was reissued twice in 1700; a second edition followed in 1735. English Short-Title Catalogue R14823.
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