The First Systematic Treatise on this Topic Since Coke Fisher, Richard Barnard. A Practical Treatise on Copyhold Tenure, With the Methods of Holding Courts-Leet, Court-Baron, And Other Courts; And an Appendix, Containing Forms of Entries on Court-Rolls, And Minute-Books; Surveys, Stewards Fees, And a Variety of Precedents on the Mode of Conveying Copyhold Estates. London: Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall, Law Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, For J. Butterworth, 1794. xiv, 356, xi,  pp. Two folding tables. Final page is a publisher advertisement. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing, a few minor scuffs to boards, tiny chip to head of front joint, which is just starting, corners bumped, tiny wormtrack and early owner signature (George Fuson/ Ilchester) to front free endpaper, notably light toning to interior. A handsome copy. $450. * First edition. This was the first systematic treatise on the topic since Coke, taking into account modern variations in the law, including bastard species of copyhold. A second edition was published in 1803 and reprinted the following year. English Short-Title Catalogue T95659.
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