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LYTTLETON, HIS TREATISE OF TENURES, IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH

Littleton, Thomas; Tomlins, Thomas Edlyne


Item #: 60949

Pages: lv, (1), 727 pp
Published: London; S. Sweet; 1841. Reprinted in 2006.

Subjects: COMPARATIVE LAW, PROPERTY, TRUSTS & ESTATES, UNITED KINGDOM

With index. Parallel text in Law-French and English. Writtenduring the reign of Edward IV, Littleton's Tenures was muchadmired for its learning and style. It is concerned with thedoctrines of old English Common Law regarding the tenures ofreal estate as well as issues related to real property. Thisvenerable work, which Coke called "ornament of the CommonLaw, and the most perfect and absolute work that ever waswritten in any human society," is considered a landmarkbecause it renounced the principles of Roman law in favor ofa set of guidelines and doctrines drawn from the Year Books,and when necessary, hypothetical cases. Littleton was aKing's Serjeant, Judge of Assize and Justice of the CommonPleas. Tomlins was a notable legal writer and antiquarian.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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