Book #74020
Item #74020 The First Part of Simboleography, Which May be Termed the Art. William West.
The First Part of Simboleography, Which May be Termed the Art...

The First Part of Simboleography, Which May be Termed the Art...

One of the Earliest English Books on Conveyancing. [C] West, William [1568-1594]. The First Part of Simboleography. Which May be Termed the Art, Or Description, Of Instruments and Presidents. And Now Newly Augmented with Divers Presidents Touching Marchants Affaires. London: Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Companie of Stationers, 1604. [648] pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary flexible vellum with lapped edges, early and later hand-lettered titles to spine, holes for thong ties to fore-edges, endpapers renewed. Moderate soiling and staining, three small holes to front cover, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, hinges partially cracked. Moderate toning to interior, light soiling to endleaves, heavier soiling and illegible faint early inscription to title page, small chip to its top-edge. $450. * Later edition of the first part of one of the earliest English texts that addresses conveyancing, which was first published in 1590, with a second book in 1593. (Each is a complete, bibliographically distinct work.) "West's Symboleographie has always been esteemed a book of authority...and contains not only precedents in conveyancing, but of indictments, and of proceedings in chancery.": Marvin, Legal Bibliography 726. English Short-Title Catalogue S119714.

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