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Law Tracts by William Blackstone. 1767  

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Law Tracts

Blackstone, William


Elizabeth Watts, in Skinner-Row



[4], vi, 136, [2], 87, cxiv, [2], 106 pages. 8vo. Recently rebacked preserving endpapers, and with new red leather spine labels. "A Treatise on the Law of Descents in Fee-Simple" with separate title page, printed for Richard Watts and dated 1760. 

First plate is "A Table of Consanguinity" and found opposite page [1] of the first part (binder instructions opposite page 134). Second plate, a folding table of Descents is found opposite page 67 of the second part (binder instructions opposite page 138, probably a misprint for page 13 where first mentioned). Complete. Contains: 

  • I. An Essay on Collateral Consanguinity, its Limits Extent and Duration
  • II. Considerations on the Question whether Tenants by Copy of Court Roll, according to the Custom of the Manner, Though not at the will of the Lord, are Freeholders Qualified to Vote in Elections for Knights of the Shire.
  • III. The Law of Descents in Fee-Simple. 
  • IV. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest, with other Authentic Instruments : to which is prefixed an Introductory Discourse containing an History of the Charter. 


Donated by Kuenzig Books, Topsfield, MA.

Lot Amendments

Lightly browned paper throughout, both plates darker than the rest and the second plate with edge tears at the folds. Occasional marginal penciled notation. Good.

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