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Theory of Conveyancing, Second and Final Edition. Edinburgh, 1791. John Russell.
Theory of Conveyancing, Second and Final Edition. Edinburgh, 1791

Theory of Conveyancing, Second and Final Edition. Edinburgh, 1791

Written to Instruct a Son Who Was Planning to Become an Advocate Russell, John [1710-1796]. Theory of Conveyancing. Edinburgh: Printed for the Author; And Sold by C. Elliot, 1791. xxix, [1], 536, 11, [1] pp. Lacking errata leaf. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary tree calf, lettering piece and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, speckled edges, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, boards beginning to separate but secure, corners bumped and somewhat worn, early armorial bookplate (of Sir John J. Scott Douglas) to front pastedown, front free endpaper and title page partially detached but secure. Light toning to interior, light soiling and finger smudges in a few places. $250. * Second and final edition. According to the preface, pp. v-xviii, Russell wrote this treatise, first published in 1788, to instruct a son who was planning to become an advocate. (The preface outlines a course of studies with a reading list.) Both editions of this treatise are rare. OCLC locates 6 copies of the second, 2 in North America (Boston Public Library, University of Maine Law School). The English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) locates 4 copies, 1 in North America (Harvard Law School). ESTC T208130.

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