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; Of 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. With the Orders Issued by the Lord Chancellor, In the Years 1798 and 1800, For Regulating the Proceedings in Matters of Bankruptcy. Including All the Statutes and Decisions in the Courts of Law and Equity, On that Interesting Subject, Down to Michaelmas Term, 1801. Equally Calculated for the Use of Bankrupts, Creditors, And Assignees, As Well as for Practising Attornies and Solicitors. London: Printed by W. Stratford; For J. Stratford, 1801. iv, 100,  pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Disbound. Light toning, somewhat heavier to last half of text block, occasional light foxing, small holes to text blocks of several leaves, impacting legibility slightly on leaf O2 (pp. 99-100), light soiling and small marginal pencil marks to a few pages. $650. * First edition. A practical guide to bankruptcy law and procedure written for professional and lay readers. A second edition, published in 1807, was reissued in 1808; a fourth (and presumably final) edition was published in 1817. All editions of this work are rare. OCLC locates copies of the first edition in 4 libraries (Harvard Law School, UC-Berkeley Law School, University of Georgia Law School, British Library). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:379.
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