BRIEF METHOD A Brief Method of the Law. Being an Exact Alphabetical Disposition of All the Heads Necessary for a Perfect Common-Place. Useful to All Students and Professors of the Law... Printed in This Volume for the Conveniency of Binding with Common-Place-Books, FIRST EDITION, INTERLEAVED COPY WITH NUMEROUS EARLY MANUSCRIPT ANNOTATIONS AND ADDITIONS  in one or more hands, Assignees of Richard and Edward Atkins, for John Kidgell, 1680
Lot 299
BRIEF METHOD
A Brief Method of the Law. Being an Exact Alphabetical Disposition of All the Heads Necessary for a Perfect Common-Place. Useful to All Students and Professors of the Law... Printed in This Volume for the Conveniency of Binding with Common-Place-Books, FIRST EDITION, INTERLEAVED COPY WITH NUMEROUS EARLY MANUSCRIPT ANNOTATIONS AND ADDITIONS in one or more hands, Assignees of Richard and Edward Atkins, for John Kidgell, 1680
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BRIEF METHOD
A Brief Method of the Law. Being an Exact Alphabetical Disposition of All the Heads Necessary for a Perfect Common-Place. Useful to All Students and Professors of the Law... Printed in This Volume for the Conveniency of Binding with Common-Place-Books, FIRST EDITION, INTERLEAVED COPY WITH NUMEROUS EARLY MANUSCRIPT ANNOTATIONS AND ADDITIONS in one or more hands, modern half calf [Wing B4435A; Cowell 173], folio (355 x 230mm.), Assignees of Richard and Edward Atkins, for John Kidgell, 1680

Footnotes

  • ESTC notes that this work is "erroneously attributed to Samuel Brewster". This copy is annotated in the text, with substantial manuscript notes on the interleaved blanks as was intended by the author. Both on the title and in the the preliminary note he advises "Young students of law (for to them onely do I present this, though possibly it may be of no means service to those of longer standing).." to use the text as the basis of a common-place book. Various names are legible, amongst them William Hayman and John Blackman. Before the title are 3 leaves of manuscript notes concerning marriage, and inheritance.
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