A Rare Nineteenth-Century Guide to Bankruptcy Law and Procedure Whittaker, Soame. The Law of Bankrupts, Their Creditors, And Assignees; From the Issuing the Commission to the Allowance of the Certificate by the Lord Chancellor. Containing Plain and Familiar Instructions Respecting the Choice of Assignees, Proving Debts, Examination of the Bankrupt, Disposal of His Estate and Effects; His Certificate, Discharge, And Allowance; Particularly Pointing Out the Beneficial Effects of Such Certificate, As Well as the Proper and Necessary Steps to be Pursued for Obtaining It. Including All the Statutes and Decisions in the Courts of Law and Equity on that Interesting Subject, Down to the Present Time. Equally Calculated for the Use of Bankrupts, Creditors, And Assignees, As Well as for Practising Attornies and Solicitors. With Considerable Additions. London: Printed for F.C. Rivington; John Richardson [et al.], 1817. [ii], 126 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Recent period-style sprinkled calf, morocco lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, blind tooling to board edges, endpapers renewed. Light toning to interior, somewhat heavier toning to title page and edges of text block. Rare. $950. * Fourth and, we assume, final edition. First published in 1801, this is a practical guide to bankruptcy law and procedure written for professional and lay readers. A second edition, published in 1807, was reissued in 1808. We located no records of a third, fifth or later edition. All editions of this work are rare. No copies on any edition listed in the British Museum Catalogue. No copies of the fourth edition listed on OCLC or in the Harvard Law Catalogue or Sweet & Maxwell, which only list the first edition.
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