Three Readings on Property Law Dyer, Sir James [1512-1582]. Brograve, Sir John [d.1613]. Risden, Thomas. Three Learned Readings Made Upon Three Very Usefull Statutes: The First, By that Great and Eminent Sage of the Law, Sir James Dyer, Of the Middle Temple, Upon the Statute of 32.H.8.Chap.I. Of Wills, And 34. & 35. Hen.8.Chap.5. For the Explanation of that Statute. The Second, By Sir John Brograve, Of Grayes Inne, Sometime His Majesties Attourney of the Dutchy of Lancaster, Upon the Statute of 27.H.8.Chap.10. Concerning Jointures. The Third, By Thomas Risden Esquire, Of the Inner Temple, Upon the Statute of 8.Hen.6. Chap.9. Of Forcible Entry. London: Printed for W. Lee, M. Walbancke, D. Pakeman, And G. Bedell, 1648. [iv], 12 [i.e. 123],  pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing, light browning and soiling to first and final leaves not affecting legibility, first and final two leaves lightly edgeworn and lacking corners without loss to text, lower corner of penultimate leaf folded and untrimmed, early underlining and brief annotations to several leaves. $1,250. * Only edition. This well-received group of legal readings by three "grave Sages of that Profession" focuses on property law, including Dyer on land inheritance, Brograve on jointures and a reading by Inner Templar Thomas Risden on landlord and tenant and forcible entry. The group is notable for its representation of three different Inns of Court (Gray's Inn and the Inner and Middle Temples). The annotations to our copy are one to two-word glosses. English Short-Title Catalogue R204745.
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