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The Judges Resolutions Upon the Several Statutes Concerning Bankrupts
1676. Heavily-Annotated Seventeenth-Century Treatise on Bankruptcy and Fraudulent Conveyances [Blount, Thomas (1618-1679)]. Billinghurst, George, Attributed. The Judges Resolutions Upon the Several Statutes Concerning Bankrupts, With the Like Resolutions on the Statutes of 13 Eliz. And 27 Eliz. Touching Fraudulent Conveyances. London: Printed for Henry Twyford, 1676. 206, [2] pp. A second part, beginning on p. 176, has a divisional title page reading The Resolutions of the Judges, Upon 13 Eliz. and 27 Eliz. the Statutes Touching Fraudulent Conveyances. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Later library cloth, lettering piece to spine, hinges reinforced. Light rubbing to extremities, light soiling to spine. Moderate toning, faint dampstining to margins in a few places. Two early owner signatures to title page, one dated 1735, underlining and annotations throughout text, some notes affected slighly by trimming. Ex-library. Stamps to edges, boards and free endpapers, bookplate to front pastedown, perforated stamp to title page. A solid copy of a scarce title. * Second and final edition. One of the earliest books on the topic, this brief treatise was originally published in 1670 under Blount's name with a slightly different title. Blount was a member of the Inner Temple. Prohibited to practice at the Bar because he was a Catholic, and blessed with a large private income, Blount turned to legal scholarship, historical studies and lexicography. Both editions are scarce. OCLC locates 12 copies of the 1676 edition in North America, 10 in law libraries. English Short-Title Catalogue R4175.
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