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Item #74292 The Law of Commons and Commoners, Or a Treatise Shewing the. Land Law, Great Britain.
The Law of Commons and Commoners, Or a Treatise Shewing the...

The Law of Commons and Commoners, Or a Treatise Shewing the...

An Ancient English Right [Land Law]. [Great Britain]. The Law of Commons and Commoners; Or a Treatise Shewing the Original and Nature of Common, And Several Kinds Thereof, Viz. Common Appendant, Appurtenant, Estover, Turbary, Peschary and Pur Cause of Vicinage, Of Commons in Gross, and Sans Number, With the Pleadings in Reference to Every of Them. As Also the Powers and Privileges of Commoners, in Reference to the Soil, to the Lord, to Strangers, and of the Remedies and Actions They May Have. Of Declarations, Pleadings, In and to Actions Brought by and Against Commoners. Approvement, Apportionment, Suspension and Extinguishment of Common. Of Grant of Common, and By What Words Common Shall Pass. Together With the Learning of Prescriptions in General; the Form and Manner of Pleading Prescription, In Reference to Common, in Several Rules. Of Prescription and Pleading by a Copyholder in Reference to Common. Of Evidence to Prove Prescription for Common, the Several Customs of commoners, and of Enclosures. With Several Forms of Precedents Adapted to Every Sort of Common. With Large Additions. [London]: Printed by Eliz. Nutt and B. Gosling, 1720. [xxi], 271, [8] pp. Title page preceded by one-page publisher advertisement. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, rebacked in period style with raised bands, lettering piece and gilt publication date to spine, gilt tooling to board edges, corners mended, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and a few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped. Light toning to interior, light foxing and soiling to a few leaves, early owner signature (E. Taylor) and initial (E) to title page. $350. * Second and final edition. First published in 1698, this was the first work devoted entirely to this important aspect of English land law and social history. Commons is open and uncultivated land or water owned by a lord to which certain occupiers of adjacent enclosed land have certain use rights, such as the the right to fish in streams or take fallen tree limbs for firewood. A body of custom and enacted law with origins in the Anglo-Saxon period, commons was long considered a central English right and a cornerstone of the feudal structure. Indeed, the gradual elimination of commons through the series of enclosure acts from 1760.

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