This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...D., who, in a friendly and affable manner, performed the function of a chucker-out, and this casual ejector (as they named him) was ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...D., who, in a friendly and affable manner, performed the function of a chucker-out, and this casual ejector (as they named him) was made nominal defendant in the action wherein C. was nominal plaintiff. Lest B. should be condemned unheard, it was provided that the casual ejector must give him notice of the proceedings, whereupon he was let in to defend in place of D. This device was a brilliant practical success. Real actions pure and simple fell speedily into disuse, though it was not till 1833 that, with a few exceptions further tampered with in 1860, they were legally abolished. The Commonwealth was a time of legal as well as political change. The Lord Protector had, with quaint emphasis, described the Court of Chancery as "an ungodly jumble," and Rolle, his Lord Chief Justice of the Upper Bench, before and since known as the King's Bench, laid violent hands on the action of ejectment. "What," urged he in effect, "was the use of actual entry, lease and ouster? Let all be held as done: so that the Court may apply itself at once to the real question at issue." Finally, the action was in name Doe against Roe, but the writ as a mere form was suppressed, and the first step was the declaration and notice to appear, both served on the real defendant or his tenant. The declaration stated that the land in question had been demised by A. (the real claimant) to John Doe; but that Richard Roe had entered thereon by force and arms and ejected him, " to the great damage of the said John Doe, and against the peace of our Lord the now King;" and that therefore he brought this action. To this there was appended a letter, signed "your loving friend Richard Roe," addressed to B., the real defendant, and informing...
Very Good. 16mo 6"-7" tall (x), 202, (2) pages; Contents clean and tight in original blue-grey cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine; cloth rubbed at spine ends, spine a tad faded, a very nice book Pages unopened and untrimmed; endpapers toned. Anecdotal study of archaic law, including sanctuary, trial by ordeal, the press gang law of the forest, custom of the manor, benefit of clergy, etc. OCLC: 6445859 Preface: "Originally appeared as contributions to the National Observer under Mr. W.E. Henley's editorship." Francis Watt (1849-1927), barrister-at-law, was educated at Edinburgh University and studied at Heidelberg. Watt entered at Gray's Inn, and was called as barrister in 1886; he also became a member of the Middle Temple in 1898. In 1914 he was appointed one of the examiners of the High Court, but writing was his true vocation. Watt was associated with Henley in the production of the National Observer and wrote on a variety of subjects for the principal newspapers.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.
Good with no dust jacket. Ex-Lib; 12mo 7"-7½" tall; 202 pages; Grey-blue cloth faded to almost white at the spine. Bowed with light stains to the cloth. Pages yellowing. States Second series at title page. Two small library stamps and small label at spine. Rough cut page edges normal for this age book.
Very Good. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 1 of 600 copies. Very good in original blue-grey cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine. Cloth on spine has faded to grey. Light, small dampstain to front board. Bookplate to front endpage. Light, uniform browning to interior else the text is clean. Untrimmed edges. 139 pages plus 16 pages of ads. LIT/032409.
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