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A compendious library of the law, necessary for persons of all degrees and professions.

Published by Pr. by E. & R. Nutt and R. Gosling for J. Osborn, In the Savoy [London], 1740
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First edition: A useful overview of 18th-century British law, covering topics including parish officers, game laws, overseers of the poor, landlords, "idle and disorderly persons [i.e., the homeless]," letters of attorney, mortgages, wills, "petitions of apprentices on bad usage," etc. "E. Nutt" is Elizabeth Nutt, a prominent member of a noted printing and publishing family that specialized in legal works; Elizabeth was known for her => defense of liberty of the press. The present work was a collaboration with her son, Richard. Provenance: Front free endpaper and title-page with inked inscriptions of Henry Williams, the former dated 1740. 12mo (17 cm, 6.75"). [2], 196, [8], 192, [8] pp. ESTC T76148; Sweet & Maxwell 31. Contemporary reverse calf framed and panelled in blind with blind roll inside panel and blind-tooled corner fleurons; spine with worn and chipped hand-inked paper title label partially chewed (with small hole to leather underneath), front cover with spots of discoloration in lower half. Some signatures with sewing starting to loosen slightly; one leaf separated. Tiny spots of worm damage to lower outer corner of front free endpaper and title-page. A very few scattered smudges, pages otherwise clean. Bookseller Inventory # 35367

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Title: A compendious library of the law, necessary ...

Publisher: Pr. by E. & R. Nutt and R. Gosling for J. Osborn, In the Savoy [London]

Publication Date: 1740

Edition: 1st Edition

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