An Essay Towards the Further Elucidation of the Law of Descents.
"A Very Valuable Treatise on that Very Intricate and Important Subject" Watkins, Charles [d.1808]. An Essay Towards the Further Elucidation of the Law of Descents. London: Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall, 1793. viii, 192,  pp. Folding copperplate Table of Descents. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, blind fillets, ornaments and somewhat edgeworn retained early lettering piece to spine, "1793" gilt-stamped to foot, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, some soiling, creases and minor wear to edges of folding table, small library stamps to title page and a few other leaves. $650. * First edition. This is a useful supplement to Chapter 14, Volume II, of Blackstone's Commentaries, "Of Title by Descent". (This is, according to Blackstone, "the principal object of the laws of real property in England.") "Mr. Watkins' Essay on Descents is a very valuable treatise on that very intricate and important subject.": Barton, Modern Precedents in Conveyancing cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography 721. This treatise went through four editions, the final in 1837. English Short-Title Catalogue T69322.
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