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Item #75214 The Law of Charitable Uses, Revised and Much Enlarged; With Many. George Duke, Sir Francis Moore.
The Law of Charitable Uses, Revised and Much Enlarged; With Many...
The Law of Charitable Uses, Revised and Much Enlarged; With Many...
The Law of Charitable Uses, Revised and Much Enlarged; With Many...
The Law of Charitable Uses, Revised and Much Enlarged; With Many...

The Law of Charitable Uses, Revised and Much Enlarged; With Many...

An Important Early Treatise on Charitable Uses Duke, George. Moore, Sir Francis [1558-1621]. The Law of Charitable Uses, Revised and Much Enlarged; With Many Cases in Law both Antient and Modern: Whereunto is Now Added, The Learned Reading of Sr Francis Moor, Kt. Sergeant at Law. 4 Jacobi, In the Middle Temple Hall, Upon the Statute of 43 Eliz. Concerning Charitable Uses, (Who was a Member of that Parliament when that Statute was Made, and the Penner Thereof.) Abridged by Himself, And Now Printed by His Own Original Manuscript. Together, With the Manner of Proceedings in Chancery, By Information, In the Name of the King's Attorney-General, for Relief, On Divers Cases, Wherein the Aid of this Statute is Not Required. Necessary for All Bishops, Cathedrals, Colledges, And All Parishes in England, For Recovery and Setling of Charitable Donations. Methodically Digested. London: Printed for Henry Twyford, 1676. [viii], 184, 183-186, [10] pp. Pagination irregular. Text complete. First page blank. With initial licence leaf. Lower portion of recto of leaf H2 (p. 52-52) covered in contemporary paper. Folio (11-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, raised bands to spine. Light rubbing and scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, hinges cracked. Moderate toning to interior, brief early annotations and underlining to a few leaves, small sheet of notes in same hand laid in. $600. * First edition. Duke's treatise discusses Queen Elizabeth's 1601 Statute of Charitable Uses, the act that established the legal definition of a private charity. Holdsworth, who considered this an important book, notes "[it] sets out the statute, the commission thereunder, the proceedings to call the parties, the inquisition, the decree, and cases decided upon the statute. It also gives examples of pleadings and decrees. The most useful parts of the book are the fifth and sixth chapters, which contain the selection of cases upon the statute." Duke also reports 50 cases that are not reported elsewhere. This book had a second edition in 1805. Jefferson owned a copy of the first edition, which he later sold to the Library of Congress. Like ours, some copies of this book have a sheet covering the lower third of p.51. We are not sure why. It is not noted by the ESTC. The covered t.

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