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A Treatise of Equity, First Edition, London, 1737
1737 - From the Library of Jared Ingersoll, Sr., The Father of a Signer of the U.S. Constitution [Ballow (or Bellewe), Henry (1707-1782)]. [Ingersoll, Jared, Sr. (1722-1781)]. A Treatise of Equity. [London]: In the Savoy, Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, (Assigns of Edward Sayer) for D. Browne, at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar; and J. Shuckburgh, at the Sun next the Inner Temple gate in Fleetstreet, 1737. [xv], 132 pp. Includes one-page publisher list. Folio (12" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary paneled sheep, raised bands and fragments of early paper title label to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, joints starting at ends, hinges cracked, armorial bookplate of Jared Ingersoll to front pastedown, "Jared Ingersoll's Nove.r 1751" to head of title page. Moderate toning, faint dampstining to margins of preliminaries and final four leaves of text, faint spotting to title page. A nice copy with an interesting association. $1,850. * First edition. This was the standard treatise in Great Britain and North America before Story's Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence (1836). (Jefferson was a notable American owner of this title.) According to Holdsworth, it "can be taken as a good starting point for the history of the development of many of the principles and rules of modern equity." The former owner of this book, Jared Ingersoll, was a New Haven lawyer and prominent colonial official. He is remembered as Connecticut's agent for the Stamp Act and as the father of Jared Ingersoll, Jr. [1749-1822], a delegate to the Continental Congress, signer of the United States Constitution and distinguished attorney and judge. History of English Law VI:191. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 1719. English Short-Title Catalogue T72192. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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