Rare 1785 Compendious System Of The Bankrupt Laws, London, 1st Ed, William Cooke
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Rare 1785 Compendious System Of The Bankrupt Laws, London, 1st Ed, William Cooke:
A Compendious System of the Bankrupt Laws
By William Cooke
PublishedLondon : Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers for Edward Brooke in Bell Yard, near Temple Bar, 1785.
654 pages in various pagings,Errata: p...Includes an Appendix of precedents with separate paging.Includes indexes.. Full original leather binding.
Incredibly SCARCE First Edition of this work, with very few institutional holdings of the true 1785 first edition.
The Most Complete Early English Treatise on the Bankrupt Laws William Cooke (author)was the son of a jeweller who became a recognized authority on the law of bankruptcy. He served in numerous official positions and was appointed a King's Counsel in recognition of his achievements.
Bridgman's Short View of Legal Bibliography (1807) says this is the most complete early English treatise on the bankrupt laws. A popular title, its final edition, the eighth, was published in 1823. The second and later editions of this work are entitled The Bankrupt Laws. Bridgman cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography 226. English Short-Title Catalogue T66792.
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