A Well-Regarded Guide to Chancery Practice Gray, John [1807-1875]. The Country-Solicitor's Practice in the High Court of Chancery; To Which is Added the Country Practice in Matters Conducted in the Crown Office of the Court of King's Bench; Also the Practice on Issuing a Country Fiat in Bankruptcy; The Practice of the Attorney for Opposing Creditors and Assignees of Insolvent Debtors; And the Practice as to the Acknowledgment of Deeds by Married Women. With an Appendix of Forms Applicable to All the Above Subjects. London: Edward Lumley, 1837. xxiv, 444 pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, blind fillets to calf edges, lettering pieces and blind fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities, a few small stains to front board, front joint starting at foot but secure, small nick to head of rear joint, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges starting, light foxing to endleaves, small bookseller ticket to front pastedown, early penciled ownership signature (William L. Burridge?) to front free endpaper. Light toning to interior, light foxing in a few places, small strip excised at upper right corner of title page, no loss to text. $450. * First edition. Gray was a legal writer, attorney and solicitor to the Treasury. In the latter role, he prosecuted Arthur Orton, the fraudulent claimant to the Tichborne title and estates. One of two works by Gray on legal practice, The Country-Solicitor's Practice discusses civil litigation and pleading before King's Bench with particular attention to chancery proceedings. A popular and well-regarded work, it went through six editions, the last of these in 1857. The first edition is rare. OCLC locates 1 copy worldwide (York University). This edition not in Sweet & Maxwell.
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