Final Edition of the First English Treatise on the Law of Landlord and Tenant Meriton, George [1634-1711]. Land-Lords Law. A Treatise Very Fit for the Perusal Both of Land-Lord and Tenant. Being a Collection of Several Cases in the Law Concerning Leases, And the Covenants, Conditions, Grants, Proviso's Exceptions, Surrenders, &c. Of the Same: as also Touching Distresses, Replevins, Rescous and Waste; And Several Other Matters Which Often Come in Debate Between Land-Lord and Tenant. Corrected and Much Enlarged. . London: Printed for W. Battersby at Thavies Inn Gate, and John Place at Furnivals Inn Gate in Holborn, 1697. [viii], 255,  pp. 12mo. (5-3/4" x 3-1/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets and two small early paper shelf labels to spine. Light rubbing and a few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends, front board just beginning to separate, rear joints starting, corners bumped and worn, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front pastedown, small embossed Macclesfield crest to preliminaries. Moderate toning to interior, light browning to final 11 leaves, two brief early annotations in tiny hand to rear pastedown. $650. * Fifth and final edition. Meriton was a lawyer and a prodigious writer on a wide range of legal and non-legal topics. Born in the North Riding of Yorkshire, he is also remembered for his dialect poem The Praise of Yorkshire Ale (1683). First published in 1665, the Land-Lords Law was the first English treatise on the law of landlord and tenant. Our copy belonged to the Earls of Macclesfield. Housed in Shirbirn Castle, near Watlington, Oxfordshire, it was one of the finest private libraries in Great Britain. All editions of this title are scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of the fifth edition in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Georgia, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia). English Short-Title Catalogue R19512.
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