"Bold and Original Thoughts" Humphreys, James [d.1830]. Observations on the Actual State of the English Laws of Real Property: With Outlines for a Systematic Reform. London: John Murray, 1827. xvii, 400 pp. Two folding tables of descents. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, gilt publication date to foot of spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to interior, small library stamps to title page and a few other leaves, light edgewear to folding tables. $450. * Second and final edition. "Mr. Humphreys' writings are distinguished by bold and original thoughts, which he does not hesitate to express, relative to the defects of certain parts of the English Law. The present work is remarkable for profound knowledge, and a liberal and philosophical spirit, which bespeaks a mind conversant with the details of practice, and yet above them. As a compendium, concise yet clear, it is unrivalled.": Marvin, Legal Bibliography 405. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:176.
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