Littletons Tenures in English, Lately Perused and Amended: Littleton, Sir Thomas Littletons Tenures in English, Lately Perused and Amended: Littleton, Sir Thomas Littletons Tenures in English, Lately Perused and Amended: Littleton, Sir Thomas

Littletons Tenures in English, Lately Perused and Amended

Littleton, Sir Thomas

Publication Date: 1627
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London, 1627. ESTC S108678. Littleton's Tenures in English Littleton, Sir Thomas [1402-1481]. Littletons Tenures in English, Lately Perused and Amended. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1627. 142, [2] ff. Collates complete. Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary sheep with later calf rebacking, binding varnished, blind rules to boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed, early repair to front board. Some rubbing to joints and spine ends, corners somewhat worn, shallow scuffing to boards, hinges starting. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining and foxing to a few leaves, tiny tear to foot of title page mended with archival tape. Early doodles to front endleaves and title page, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. An appealing copy. $500. * Written during the reign of Edward IV [1442-1483] and first published around 1481, Littleton's Tenures is probably the most revered treatise in the history of the common law. Much admired for its learning and style, it is concerned with tenures and other issues relating to real property. This venerable work, which Coke called "the ornament of the Common Law, and the most perfect and absolute work that ever was written in any humane science," is considered a landmark because it renounced the principles of Roman law (and Latin) in favor of guidelines and doctrines drawn from the Year Books and, when necessary, hypothetical cases. OCLC locates two copies in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress). Holdsworth, A History of English Law II:573. English Short-Title Catalogue S108678. Bookseller Inventory # 63129

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Title: Littletons Tenures in English, Lately ...

Publication Date: 1627

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Illustrator: London, 1627. ESTC S108678

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