March's Actions for Slander, And Arbitrements, The First, Being...
by March, John
1674. "What Words Are Actionable in the Law" March, John [1612-1657]. March's Actions for Slander, And Arbitrements. The First, Being a Collection, Under Certain Grounds and Heads, Of What Words are Actionable in the Law, And What Not: Where an Action de Scandalis Magnatum Will Lie: And of the Nature of a Libel. The Other, a Discourse, Shewing what Arbitrements are Good in Law, And what Not: Together with Directions and Presidents of Conditions to Perform Awards, Indentures of Submission to Awards, With Covenants to Perform the Same; Arbitrements of Lands Which the Parties Covenant to Perform, or of Debt, &c. Upon Submission by Bond, And Variety of Pleadings Therein. As also, Certain Quaeries, Or Doubtful Cases, Under Proper Titles, With the Books Cited Pro & Contra; Very Useful for all Students in the Law. First Written by Jo. Marsh of Grayes-Inn, Barrister, In the Year 1648 [sic]. And Now Reviewed and Enlarged with Many Useful Additions: By W.B. London: Printed for Elizabeth Walbanck, 1674. , 219, p. 218, 223-320, 401-476,  pp. Text is continuous despite pagination. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules with corner fleurons to boards, raised bands to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, tiny chips to head of spine and top-edge of front board, hinges cracked, a few cracks to text block. Some toning to text, light soiling and edgewear to endleaves. A handsome copy. * Fourth and final complete edition (an abridged version was published in 1649). "There is one book written during this period which is exclusively devoted to the law of tort. That is John March's little book on actions for slander, published in 1647. Actions for slander had long figured prominently in the reports; and this book is an able attempt to extract some general principles from the cases" (Holdsworth). The second edition is a reissue of the first edition (1647). The second part of the second edition, which is dated 1649 and has its own title page and pagination, is an outline of actions with a collection of forms. Holdsworth, A History of English Law V:393. English Short-Title Catalogue R217353. (Inventory #: 65364)
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