The Common Law of Kent: Or, The Customs of Gavelkind. With an...
An Interesting Form of Partible Inheritance Robinson, Thomas [d. 1747]. The Common Law of Kent: Or, The Customs of Gavelkind. With an Appendix Concerning Borough-English. [London]: Printed by R. And B. Nutt, And F. Gosling, 1741. xxiii, , 300,  pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent period-style calf by Philip Dusel, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges, blind inside dentelles, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to interior, early owner signature ("Chr' Clarke") to title page, light offsetting to its margins. A handsome copy. $500. * First edition. Gavelkind is a type of land tenure used mostly in Kent, but also in other parts of England, Ireland and Wales. It is a form of partible inheritance in which land descends equally to the decedent's sons. It was common during the Saxon era, but was gradually supplanted by primogeniture after 1066. A second edition was published in 1788. English Short-Title Catalogue T100327.
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