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Boote, Richard
An Historical Treatise of an Action or Suit at Law
1791. Boote, R[ichard]. [d. 1782]. An Historical Treatise of an Action on Suit at Law; And of the Proceedings Used in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas From the Original Processes to the Judgment in Both Courts, Wherein the Reason and Usage of the Old Obscure and Formal Parts of Our Writs and Pleadings, Such Especially as Have Reference, Or Relate to the Ancient Method of Practice, As Well Before the Statute of Nisi Prius as Afterwards, Are Duly Considered, In Order to Shew From Whence They Arose; Also an Account of the Alterations That Have Been Made from Time to Time for Regulating the Course of Practice in the Several Courts. With Such Remarks and Observations, As Tend to Explain and Illustrate the Present Mode of Practice; And Pointing Out Such Particulars as Would Contract the Proceedings, And Render Them More Concise, Plain, and Significant, And Less Expensive to the Suitors. With Additions, By W. Ballantine. Dublin: H. Watts, 1791. xxxi, 268 pp. Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning, occasional light foxing, lower corner lacking from title page with minor loss to text. Struck-through early owner signatures to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only Dublin edition, stated the third, presumably a reissue of the sixth London edition (1791). This popular work was first published in London in 1766 and was generally referred to as "Boote's Suit at Law." It went through several editions, the last one in 1839. "The history of procedure [in the eighteenth centur … [Click Below for Full Description]
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