"Admired" for Its "Great Professional Learning" Gilbert, Sir Geoffrey [1674-1726]. The Law of Distresses and Replevins, Delineated. Wherein the Whole Law Under Those Heads is Considered; What Things May, Or May Not be Distrained; And the Regular Method to be Pursued in Suing Out Replevins, &c. Agreeable to the Present Practice. With Many References to the Best Authorities. To Which is Added, An Appendix of English Precedents in Replevin. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1757. viii, 358, ,  pp. Includes two-page publisher advertisement, another one-page advertisement precedes title page. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, hinges and upper outside corner of front board mended. A few minor scuffs and stains to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges. Light toning to interior, faint offsetting to margins of endleaves. A handsome copy. $750. * First edition. This classic treatise reached its fourth and final edition in 1823 was one of Gilbert's many able treatises praised by Holdsworth as among the best of eighteenth-century treatise-writing, examining the legal remedies most closely associated with self-help and fraught with the prospect of force and social conflict. "The great professional learning which this Treatise displays, has long been acknowledged, and the judicious manner in which it is disposed has ever been admired.": Critical Review 49:292 cited in Marvin. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 335. English Short-Title Catalogue T123878.
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