A Scarce 1825 Treatise on Estate Law From the Library of Lord Eldon Tamlyn, John [d.1869]. A Treatise on Terms of Years and Other Chattels. Including a Dissertation on Executory Interests and Trusts; And an Inquiry into the Point Whether Terms of Years Merge in Each Other. London: S. Sweet [et al.], 1825. xii, 207,  pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/4"). Original publisher's boards, paper label and handwritten date to spine, edges untrimmed, many signatures unopened. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chip to lower right corner of paper label, front joint starting at ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Very light toning to interior, otherwise fresh. Circular armorial bookplate of John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, with the motto "Sit Sine Labe Decus," to front pastedown, inscription "The Earl of Eldon/ From the Author" to front free endpaper. $750. * Only edition. Tamlyn was a prolific treatise writer in the first half of the nineteenth century with a particular focus on estate law and conveyancing. In the present work, he discusses freehold, executory interests and inheritance more generally. Our copy was presented to John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon [1751-1838]. Lord Eldon was a British barrister, politician and eventual Lord High Chancellor known for his influence on partnership and bankruptcy law. OCLC locates 10 copies of this title, 6 in law libraries (Supreme Court of New York, Library of Congress, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, University of Cincinnati, University of Victoria). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:351.
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