The Office of Generall Remembrance. of Matters of Record...
Reforming the Registration of Land [Real Property]. [Great Britain]. The Office of Generall Remembrance. Of Matters of Record, Created by His Maiesties Letters Pattents for Ease of His Subiects in Their Searches, And Auoyding the Inconueniences Heretofore Incident for Want of Meanes Speedily to Finde Out All Incumbrances upon Record, &c. Is Kept in Cursitors Court, Right Ouer Against Lincolnes Inne in Chauncery Lane. The Briefe of the Letters Pattents, Followeth in the Next Leafe, &c. London: Printed by G. Eld for the Remembrancers Generall the Patentees, By Authority Graunted in the Said Letters Pattents: And are to bee Had at the Shop of Robert Wilson Stationer, 1617.  pp. Folding table. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent calf, gilt fillets and title to spine. Moderate toning to pamphlet, faint dampstaining to lower outside corner of text block and upper margins of a few leaves, light edgewear and a few minor tears to table. $1,500. * Only edition. This pamphlet proposes and outlines a broadly conceived effort to reform the registration of a great variety of matters affecting land, including wills and transactions. Ultimately unsuccessful in its day, it anticipated several changes that would be realized centuries later. This is a scarce title. OCLC locates 5 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue S113403.
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