An Essay on the Nature and Laws of Uses and Trusts, Including a...
A "Thorough, Comprehensive and Learned Discussion" of Uses and Trusts Sanders, Francis Williams [1769-1831]. An Essay on the Nature and Laws of Uses and Trusts, Including a Treatise on Conveyances at Common Law: And Those Deriving Their Effect from the Statute of Uses. London: Printed by E. and R. Brooke, 1791. [ii], v, , 564,  pp. Includes a 2 pp. publisher advertisement. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Later three-quarter morocco over cloth, blind fillets, gilt title and publication date to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some bubbling to cloth of rear board. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves, pp. iii-vi partially detached and lightly edgeworn, offsetting to outside corners of title page. Early underlining and marks in pencil in a few places, early owner signature (Charles George Persson, dated 1801) to head of p. . An attractive copy. $500. * First edition. Marvin praised this treatise for its "thorough, comprehensive and learned discussion of the Law of Uses and Trusts." It was a popular and durable work that went through several English and American editions into the 1840s. Sanders was an English barrister and a member of the Royal Commission on Real Property Law. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 628. English Short-Title Catalogue T100936.
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