A Profitable Booke of Master John Perkins, Fellow of the Inner Temple. Treating of the Lawes of England.

By: PERKINS, John (d.1545).

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12mo. [47], [1 blank] pp., 168 ff., [2 blank] ff., 12 ff. Faintest marginal water-stain through p. [24], some tears to pages at gutter toward the rear (no loss). Original full vellum; soiled, front right cover edge gnawed, vellum lace tie present as a fragment. Bookplate of Hopetoun [near Edinburgh]. Early manuscript inscription above bookplate (difficult to read, but photo on request); the rear section "The Olde Tenures" with frequent ink marginal notes in the same hand, occasional underlining. Very good. VERY RARE. Later edition—first published 1528. A popular work covering the land law as developed in the Year Books, with French text. PROVENANCE: Charles Hope (1681-1742), Scottish nobleman, later 1st Earl of Hopetoun, was the son of John Hope of Hopetoun, grandson of Sir Thomas Hope, 1st Baronet of Craighall, Fife. John Hope purchased the barony of Niddry Castle from George Seton, 4th Earl of Winton around 1680. He also bought the neighboring barony of Abercorn, with the office of heritable sheriff of the County of Linlithgow, from Sir Walter Seton. In 1684, John Hope was shire commissioner for Linlithgow in the Parliament of Scotland. In 1721, William Adam was asked to remodel and enlarge the House; Still in the possession of the Earl of Hopetoun and Scotland's finest stately home. Locations: Brown University; UCLA. STC 19638; STC (2nd ed.), 19641. Beale T424. First Edition.

Title: A Profitable Booke of Master John Perkins, Fellow of the Inner Temple. Treating of the Lawes of England.

Author Name: PERKINS, John (d.1545).

Categories: British Law,

Publisher: London:, Thomas Wight, 1601.: 1601

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: LV1811

Keywords: British Law