A profitable booke of Maister Iohn Perkins felow of the Inner Temple treating of the lawes of Englande

PERKINS, John (d. 1545)

Published by Richard Tottell, London, 1567
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Title: A profitable booke of Maister Iohn Perkins ...

Publisher: Richard Tottell, London

Publication Date: 1567

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

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Colophon imprint: [Imprinted in London in Fletestrete within Temple barre at the signe of the hand [and] starre, by Richard Tottil (ie. Tottell), 1567]. 8vo (130 x 85mm). [20], 168 leaves. Collation: A-B(8), C(4), (C4 blank), B-Y(8). Ten-line woodcut crible initials Q and vines in preface (Aii) and E on folio I (Bi). Text in Law French, preface in Latin. 20th-century cloth with red and black lettering labels on spine "PERKINS Ė PROFITABLE BOOKE / 1567," endpapers renewed, all edges red. Title and final leaf slightly browned but internally clean, small wormhole only to Bi, and minor ink stain in the outer margin of the last few leaves. 19th-century ownerís name on title upper margin, possibly, "W. H and M." Formerly in the New York City Bar Association, with their stamp and dated 1912. The early French impressions of Perkinís work are exceedingly scarce. ESTC (no. S106451) locates six copies in North America but OCLC locates several more in the expected institutions. First published in 1528 by Robert Redman, Perkinís "profitable booke" on "conveyancing" described the land laws and cases of England developed in the Year Books, which appeared regularly in Parliament time. It was issued again by Henry Smyth in 1545 and Richard Tottell took on the work in 1555, before this one in 1567. Tottell made ample reprintings after this edition at least to 1593, some are undated (by ESTC) and may have appeared in the early 1560s. Perkinís book provided a lengthy record of the current laws and presented them in the accepted language of Law French; the "profitable booke" was widely regarded as an authority on the subject of property laws for the next two centuries. It is known that Perkinís work was utilized by Edward Coke and his contemporaries and went through numerous later editions at least to 1757. With these included several English translations of the later regarded "barbarous" Norman French, the first of which was made in 1642. In these sixteenth-century printings, the main text divisions for the topics of "grants, deeds, feoffments, exchanges, dower, curtesy, wills, devises, surrenders, reservations, and conditions" existed only as alphabetical references printed in the margins. The frequent revisions over time made this book much more convenient and the major classifications within property law have since been retained. Lowndes calls it "an esteemed work." First published in 1528 by Robert Redman, Perkinís "profitable booke" on "conveyancing" described the land laws and cases of England developed in the Year Books, which appeared regularly in Parliament time. It was issued again by Henry Smyth in 1545 and Richard Tottell took on the work in 1555, before this one in 1567. Tottell made ample reprintings after this edition at least to 1593, some are undated (by ESTC) and may have appeared in the early 1560s. Perkinís book provided a lengthy record of the current laws and presented them in the accepted language of Law French; the "profitable booke" was widely regarded as an authority on the subject of property laws for the next two centuries. It is known that Perkinís work was utilized by Edward Coke and his contemporaries and went through numerous later editions at least to 1757. With these included several English translations of the later regarded "barbarous" Norman French, the first of which was made in 1642. In these sixteenth-century printings, the main text divisions for the topics of "grants, deeds, feoffments, exchanges, dower, curtesy, wills, devises, surrenders, reservations, and conditions" existed only as alphabetical references printed in the margins. The frequent revisions over time made this book much more convenient and the major classifications within property law have since been retained. Lowndes calls it "an esteemed work.". Bookseller Inventory # SAV114

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