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Item #74421 The Compleat Copy-Holder, Wherein is Contained a Learned Discourse. Sir Edward Coke.
The Compleat Copy-Holder, Wherein is Contained a Learned Discourse...
The Compleat Copy-Holder, Wherein is Contained a Learned Discourse...
The Compleat Copy-Holder, Wherein is Contained a Learned Discourse...

The Compleat Copy-Holder, Wherein is Contained a Learned Discourse...

"A Book of First Class Importance" Coke, Sir Edward [1552-1643]. The Compleat Copy-Holder, Wherein is Contained a Learned Discourse of the Antiquity and Nature of Mannors and Copy-Holds: Being a Guide and Direction for Surrenders, Presentments, Admittances, Forfeitures, Customes, &c. Whereunto in Newly Added the Relation Between the Lord of a Mannor and the Copy-Holder his Tenant: By that Worthy Lawyer Charles Calthrop of Lincolnes-Inne Esquire. Together, With the Forme of Keeping of a Copy-Hold Court and Court Baron: Also, Two Tables Newly Added. London: Printed for W. Lee and D. Pakeman, At the Turkes-Head, And the Rainebow, 1650. [8], 179, [3], 76, [6], 51, [1] pp. The Relation Between the Lord of the Mannor and the Copy-Holder and The Order of Keeping a Court Leet and Court Baron have title pages and separate paginations. Quarto (7" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities, a few scuffs and nicks to boards, light wear to spine ends, small vertical crack to foot of spine, chip to lettering piece, joints starting at head, corners bumped and worn, hinges cracked. Light toning to interior, light soiling in a few places, faint staining to pp. 108-109, minor worming to gutter from p. 109 of first part through p. 6 of second part just touching a few letters of text without loss to legibility. $850. * Third edition. A "book of first class importance" according to Jenks, it marks the final triumph of the King's Courts over the feudal courts, virtually putting an end to feudal jurisdiction in England. It was regarded, together with Coke's edition of Littleton, as one of the leading textbooks on land law and conveyancing during the 17th and 18th centuries. Jenks, History of English Law 73, 82. English Short-Title Catalogue R893.

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