The touch-stone of common assurances

The touch-stone of common assurances, or, A plain and familiar treatise, opening the learning of the common assurances or conveyances of the kingdome

Sheppard, William

London: Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, and Gabriel Bedell, and are to be sold at their shops in Fleet-street, 1651.

Quarto. Second edition. [12], 529pp [6] ; 23 cm. Modern quarter leather over marbled boards, gilt raised bands, red leather spine label. Final 4 leaves (page 529 and index) supplied in facsimile. Minor toning, scattered foxing. The earliest work devoted to the theory of conveyancing. "The Touchstone is one of the most esteemed of the old treatises, a copious fountain of the law, relating to the transfer of real property, and is still vital and authoritative" (Marvin). Marvin, Legal Bibliography 643. Holdsworth, Sources and Literature of English Law 124. Matthews, William Sheppard, Cromwell's Law Reformer 79-89. English Short-Title Catalogue T91106.

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