Three Readings on Property Law Dyer, Sir James [1512-1582]. Brograve, Sir John [d.1613]. Risden, Thomas. Three Learned Readings Made Upon Three Very Usefull Statutes: The First, By that Great and Eminent Sage of the Law, Sir James Dyer, Of the Middle Temple, Upon the Statute of 32.H.8.Chap.I. Of Wills, And 34. & 35. Hen.8.Chap.5. For the Explanation of that Statute. The Second, By Sir John Brograve, Of Grayes Inne, Sometime His Majesties Attourney of the Dutchy of Lancaster, Upon the Statute of 27.H.8.Chap.10. Concerning Jointures. The Third, By Thomas Risden Esquire, Of the Inner Temple, Upon the Statute of 8.Hen.6. Chap.9. Of Forcible Entry. London: Printed for W. Lee, M. Walbancke, D. Pakeman, And G. Bedell, 1648. [iv], 12 [i.e. 123],  pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Disbound, edges speckled green. Moderate toning and foxing, light browning and soiling to first and final leaves not affecting legibility, final two leaves detached and lightly edgeworn, lower corner of leaf K4 (pp. 71-72) lacking without loss to text, later ownership signature of "Basil Montagu, Esq. Lincoln's Inn" and brief ms note to title page. $950. * Only edition. This well-received group of legal readings by three "grave Sages of that Profession" focuses on property law, including Dyer on land inheritance, Brograve on jointures and a reading by Inner Templar Thomas Risden on landlord and tenant and forcible entry. The group is notable for its representation of three different Inns of Court (Gray's Inn and the Inner and Middle Temples). Our copy was likely owned by Basil Montagu [1770-1851], a notable English legal author and bankruptcy reformer. English Short-Title Catalogue R204745.
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