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Lex Custumaria, Or, A Treatise of Copy-Hold Estates, In Respect.
1696 - London, 1696. An Update to Coke's Treatise on Copyhold Estates [C] C[arter], S[amuel]. Lex Custumaria: Or, A Treatise of Copy-Hold Estates, In Respect of the Lord, Copy-Holder. Wherein the Nature of Customs in General, And of Particular Customs, Grants and Surrenders, And Their Constructions and Expositions in Reference to the Thing Granted or Surrendred, An the Uses or Limitations of Estates are Clearly Illustrated. Admittances, Presentments, Fines and Forfeitures are Fully Handled, And Many Quaeries and Difficulties by Late Resolution Setled. Leases, Licences, Extinguishments of Copy-Hold Estates, And What Statutes Extend to Copy-Hold Estates are Explained. And also of Actions by Lord or Tenant, And the Manner of Declaring and Pleading, Either Generally, Or as to Particular Customs; With Tryal and Evidence of Custom, And of Special Verdicts. Together with a Collection of Many Cases Wherein a Copy-Holder May Receive Relief in the Court of Chancery. To Which are Annexed, Presidents of Conveyances Respecting Copy-Holds, Releases, Surrenders, Grants, Presentments, And the Like. As also Presidents of Court Rolls, Surrenders, Admittances, Presentments, &c. By S.C. Barister at Law. London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins Esquires, For John Walthoe, 1696. [xxiv], 384, [24] pp. The final 4 pp. are a publisher catalogue. Half-title is a high-quality bound-in facsimile. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands, blind ornaments and lettering piece to spine, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, internally clean. An attractive copy of a scarce title. $300. * First edition. Carter's guide is an updates Coke's Compleate Copy-Holder (1630). Much land was held in copyhold tenure in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and this work, which contains numerous cases and precedents, was useful to lords and tenants alike. A second edition was published in 1701. English Short-Title Catalogue R4622. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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