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								The English Pleader, Being a Select Collection of Various Precedents. by Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn
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The English Pleader, Being a Select Collection of Various Precedents.

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The English Pleader, Being a Select Collection of Various Precedents.

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1734. Scarce Eighteenth-Century Guide to Pleading Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn. The English Pleader: Being a Select Collection of Various Precedents of Declarations on Actions Brought in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas at Westminster, in Case, Debt, Covenant, Trespass, Trespass and Assault, Ejectment, Replevin, Prohibition, &c. Taken from the Rolls in the Treasury of the Said Courts, And Forms Settled by Counsel and Special Pleaders, Since the Commencement of the Act of Parliament for the Laws Being in the English Language. To Which are Also Added the Forms of Pleas and Issues both General and Special, With Replications Thereto: As Also Judgments in Both Courts on the Several Actions: And Likewise Forms and Precedents of Recoveries and Concords of Fines, With the Method of Suffering and Passing the Same. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1734. [iv], 400, [16] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and gilt title to spine, repair to head of spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks and stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, front hinge cracked, a few partial cracks to text block. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light browning to outer edges of margins. Ex-library. Library name gilt-stamped to foot of spine, small inkstamp to head of title page. A scarce title. $500. * Only edition. This book responded to a demand for authoritative English versions of Latin forms after the act of 1731 that replaced Latin with English as the language of the records. Holdsworth mentions this title in his discussion of eighteenth-century works on pleading. It was reissued in Dublin in 1738 and 1783. All three are scarce. OCLC locates 9 copies of the 1734 London edition in North American law libraries. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:356-57. English Short-Title Catalogue T130800.


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