Inscribed by the Author Hodgkin, John [1800-1875]. Observations on the Proposed Establishment of a General Register. London: S. Sweet, 1829. [ii], 55,  pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in recent plain wrappers. Light toning to interior, negligible light foxing in a few places, small library ink stamp to p. 1 with no loss to legibility, faint underlining and marginal marks in pencil to a few leaves, inscription reading "John Tyrrell Esq. With the Author's best Respects" to head of title page. $450. * Only edition. Part of the spirited public debate on the establishment of a register of deeds, similar to that created in Ireland in 1822. No such register would be created until the passage of the Land Registry Act in 1862, which created a registry of titles (but not deeds). The system created by the act was largely ineffective, and successive attempts failed until the Land Registration Act of 1925. Our pamphlet seeks to provide an overview of the issue and ultimately comes down on the side of the register in order to achieve conveyancing security. Hodgkin and Tyrrell were both barristers and members of Lincoln's Inn working in conveyancing and real property. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Yale, University of Georgia, Harvard, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, 25799.
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