PERKINS, John (d. 1545)
A profitable booke of Mr. Iohn Perkins, felowe of the inner Temple treating of the lawes of Englande
London: Richard Tottell, . 8vo. , 168 leaves. Preface in Latin, text in Law-French. Contemporary manuscript annotations. Title reinforced at outer edge, minor voids at edges of first few leaves without loss to text, minor ink staining extending from the top edges.
An early edition of a popular English legal treatise.
First published in 1528, Perkin's Profitable Booke was a popular work during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, held in high regard by Coke and others. Devoted mostly to the land law, it is divided into the following sections: grants, deeds, feoffments, exchanges, dower, curtesy, wills, devises, surrenders, reservations, and conditions.