An Historical Introduction to the Land Law

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1927 - History - 339 pages
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The Historical Roots of English Land Law. Originally published: London: Oxford University Press, 1927. xxiv, 339 pp. One of the most distinguished historians of English common law, Holdsworth produced this manual to provide students of real property with a concise history of the field. This background was necessary, he argued, because contemporary land law was hard to comprehend apart from its history.
"[Holdsworth] has cheerfully carried through the task of giving us an elementary survey of one part of the vast subject in the mastery of which he stands alone. Most writers of manuals have to popularize the results of the labour of others; Professor Holdsworth need pillage few storehouses but his own." --Law Quarterly Review 44: (1928) 105.
William S. Holdsworth [1871-1944] was a professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Cambridge from 1903-1966 and became the Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford in 1922. He is well-known for his monumental A History of English Law (1903-1966) and other works, such as Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian (1929) and Some Makers of English Law (1938).
 

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Contents

Intbodttction
1
CHAPTER I
10
Tenures 2148
21
Inheritance Dower and Curtesy 7789
77
Incorporeal things 89102
89
The Power of Alienation 102110
103
7 Conveyancing 110120
110
Seisin and Possession 121131
121
Powers of Appointment 204217
204
Lady
214
Landlord and Tenant 230255
230
Bacon 257
237
Gatewards Case 268
243
Holliday In re 7 36
257
Incorporeal Things 265276
265
Humbertson 223
270

Special Customs 131136
131
General Conclusions 136139
137
The Effects of these Statutes on the Land Law 161166
161
Burney 228
170
CHAPTER III
176
Future Interests 188203
188
The Statutes of Limitation and Prescription 276286
276
Conveyancing 288300
288
General Conclusions 300301
300
The Second Half of the Nineteenth Century 310318
309
Conclusion 324327
324
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