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Sir William Searle Holdsworth: A History of English Law Volume 7: Book IV Part II - The Common Law and Its Rivals 2nd ed (IV)


ISBN13: 9780421050709
ISBN: 0421050705
Published: May 1937
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £125.00



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Sir William Searle Holdsworth was professor of constitutional law at University College, London (1903–8). After 1922 he was Vinerian professor of English law at Oxford. Holdsworth's greatest achievement is his History of English Law in 17 Volumes.

Sir William Holdsworth's monumental legal history extends from Anglo-Saxon times to the nineteenth-century Judicature Acts. It was interrupted by bis death in 1945, when he had reached Volume 12.

Subsequent volumes have been edited by Professors A. L. Goodhart and H. G. Hanbury, at first from Holdsworth's type-script and later, with more difficulty, from his manuscript notes.

Volume 7 begins Part II of Book IV The Common Law and Its Rivals covering the period 1485-1700 and dealing specifically with the rules of law.

In Chapter I, Holdsworth examines the land law, under the headings:-

  • The Action of Ejectment;
  • Seisin Possession and Ownership;
  • Contingent Remainders;
  • Executory Interests;
  • Powers of Appointment;
  • The Rules against Perpetuities;
  • Landlord and Tenant;
  • Copy-holds;
  • Incorporeal Things;
  • Conveyancing; and
  • The Interpretation of Conveyances.
In Chapter II, he considers chattels personal, under the headings:-

  • The Action of Trover and Conversion;
  • The Ownership and Possession of Chattels;
  • and Choses in Action.

  • Subjects:
    Legal History
    Contents:
    Publishing History
    First Published 1925
    Second Edition 1937
    Reprinted 1966;

    Series: Holdsworth: A History of English Law

    Sir William Searle Holdsworth: A History of English Law: Set of 17 Volumes ISBN 9780421313408
    Published January 1972
    Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
    £1500.00
    Sir William Searle Holdsworth: A History of English Law Volume 17: General Index ISBN 9780421175600
    Published January 1972
    Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
    £125.00
    Out of print
    £50.00
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