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Rare lawyer's reference book 3 vols. 1781  

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The Complete Conveyancer; or, the Theory and Practice of Conveyancing in All its Branches.

Newnam, William


Printed for S. Bladon



3 volumes. iv, [1], 695; 809; 664 + [9 index], [6 list of subscribers],  [1 ad] pp. With illustrated initials, head and tail pieces, printed marginalia. (Folio) 36x23 cm (14¼x9"), period full calf, raised spine bands. First Edition. 

Rare complete set of all three volumes, comprising the most comprehensive lawyer's reference book of its time; rarely seen in its entirety. The free endpapers of the final volume bear a handwritten document, being a petition from William Stockwood, Clerk Rector of the Parish Church of Henley Upon Thames in the County of Oxford, addressed to the Lord Bishop of Oxford. With the bookplate of Mr. Cooper Henley.  Only 2 listings for the complete set found at OCLC.

The Complete Conveyancer; or, the Theory and Practice of Conveyancing in All its Branches. The title in full: "The practical part consisting of precedents of every kind that the practisers of the law of every denomination can possibly have occasion to consult in the course of business. Particularly under the following heads, viz. acknowledgments acquittances acts of Parliament relating to conveyancing affidavits agreements of all kinds annuities appointments articles assignments of all kinds awards bargain and sale bills bonds of all kinds certificates charter-parties collateral securities compositions of creditors conditions confirmations consent consideration copartnership copyhold precedents covenants declarations deseasances demise deputations disclaimer distribution distress enfranchisement exceptions exchange feosments fines gift (deeds of) grants indemnity indorsements inrollment of deeds jointures leases of all kinds lease and release letters of attorney letters of licence limitations of uses licence livery of Seizin memorials mortgages orders partition petitions presentation provisoes receipts recitals reconveyances recoveries releases resignations revocations separation (deeds of) settlements surrenders uses warrants of attorney warrants will, &c. the theoretical part consists of the law of conveyancing; or, the various methods of acquiring and conveying estates, both real and personal."

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Good amount of wear to boards, vol. 3 with top board and first leaf detached but present, other boards with cracked joints and hinges, many loose but holding; interiors generally very good.

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