"The Subtle Distinctions of Powers" Powell, John Joseph [1755-1801]. An Essay on the Learning Respecting the Creation and Execution of Powers; And also Respecting the Nature and Effect of Leasing Powers in Which the Doctrine of the Judgment Delivered by the Court of King's Bench, In the Case of Pugh and the Duke of Leeds, And the Principal Authorities for and Against it, Are Considered. London: Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, 1787. [iv], xx, , 582,  pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt-edged raised bands and retained early, somewhat worn, lettering piece to spine, "1787" gilt-stamped to foot of spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, light foxing and tiny wear hole to title page, light soiling to verso of final leaf. $250. * First edition. According to Marvin, this was the first treatise to compile and classify decisions on "the subtle distinctions of Powers." Marvin, Legal Bibliography 581. English Short-Title Catalogue T134165.
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