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Item #78648 A Profitable Booke of Mr Iohn Perkins, Sometimes Fellow of the Inner. John Perkins.
A Profitable Booke of Mr Iohn Perkins, Sometimes Fellow of the Inner..

A Profitable Booke of Mr Iohn Perkins, Sometimes Fellow of the Inner..

First English-Language Edition of A Profitable Booke Perkins, John [d. 1545]. A Profitable Booke of Mr. Iohn Perkins, Sometimes Fellow of the Inner Temple. Treating of the Lawes of England. And Now Translated Out of French into English for the Benefit of Young Students, And Others. London: Printed by R.B. for M. Wallbanke, 1642. [xxxii], 1-272; 271-388 pp. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets to spine, hinges, upper-outside corner of rear board, a nick to rear board and head of spine mended. A few scratches and tiny stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, a few nicks to board edges and spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Moderate toning to interior, faint dampstaining to fore-edges of several leaves near rear of text, faint oil stains to a few other leaves. $450. * First edition in English. A popular work during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries that was held in high regard by Coke, Perkins' Profitable Booke was first published in 1528 and went through numerous editions in both English and Law-French. Devoted mostly to the land law as developed in the Year Books, it is divided into the following topics: grants, deeds, feoffments, exchanges, dower, curtesy, wills, devises, surrenders, reservations and conditions. English Short-Title Catalogue R005477.

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