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Les Tenures de Monsieur Littleton: Ouesque Certaine Cases Addes per. Sir Thomas Littleton.
Les Tenures de Monsieur Littleton: Ouesque Certaine Cases Addes per...
Les Tenures de Monsieur Littleton: Ouesque Certaine Cases Addes per...

Les Tenures de Monsieur Littleton: Ouesque Certaine Cases Addes per...

Pocket-Sized Edition of Littleton's Tenures Littleton, Sir Thomas [1402-1481]. Les Tenures de Monsieur Littleton: Ouesque Certeine Cases Addes per Auters de Puisne Temps, Queux Cases vous Troveres Signes Ouesque; Cest Signe * Al Commencement, & Al Fine de Chescun de Eux: Au Fine Que ne Poies eux Misprender pur les Cases de Mounsieur Littleton; Pur Quel Enconvenience, Ils Fueront Dernierm[en]t Tolles de Cest Lieur; Et Cy un Foits Pluis Admonetes al Request des Gentlehomes, Students en le Ley Dengleterre. London: Printed for the Assignes of John More Esquire, 1639. [i], 170, [1] ff. Lacking index. Octavo (4-1/4" x 2-3/4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed, title page re-hinged, repair to its bottom edge. Moderate toning, faint dampstaining, mostly to margins, light soiling, "XXXIII m. 12" in tiny early hand to title page. $250. * Later edition. Written during the reign of Edward IV [1442-1483] and first published around 1481, Littleton's Tenures is probably the most revered treatise in the history of the common law. Much admired for its learning and style, it is concerned with tenures and other issues relating to real property. This venerable work, which Coke called "the ornament of the Common Law, and the most perfect and absolute work that ever was written in any humane science," is a considered a landmark because it renounced the principles of Roman law (and Latin) in favor of a set of guidelines and doctrines drawn from the Year Books, and when necessary, hypothetical cases. We located copies with the same collation as ours, which indicates that some were not issued with indexes. Holdsworth, A History of English Law II:573. English Short-Title Catalogue S108663.

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