Bird (1794) The Laws Respecting Landlords, Tenants, and Lodgers – Dublin printing


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Bird, James Barry. The Laws Respecting Landlords, Tenants, and Lodgers; Laid Down in a Plain, Easy and Familiar Manner, and Free from the Technical Terms of the Law With Many Practical Directions. Concerning Leases, Assignments, Surrenders, Agreements, Covenants, Repairs, Waste, &c. &c. Demand and Payment of Rent, Distress, and Ejectment, as collected from the several reports and other books of authority, up to the commencement of the present Easter Term, 1794. Containing also Distinct Treatises on the Various Kinds Of Estates, Particularly Estates for Life, for Years, and Copyhold Estates. Enterspersed with Notes and References for the use of the Profession. With an Appendix of Precedents. Comprising great Variety of the most approved Forms of Leases, Assignments, Surrenders, Covenants, Notices to Quit, Receipts for Rent, and Precedents in Distress. To which are also added Cautions and Directions relative to the Hiring and Letting of Houses and Apartments; Particularly in the Metropolis of London. (Dublin, Printed by N. Kelly, for Messrs. P. Byrne,  W. Jones, J. Milliken and J. Boyce, [1794]). Scarce in this edition.  ESTC locates 2 copies, 1 at Harvard, 1 at the National Library of Ireland (ESTC N12323), WorldCat identifies three additional copies in Ohio State, Dartmouth and the DePaul Law Library. Also, Catalogue of the New York State Library: January 1, 1850 page 129.

This copy has been in my possession for about 30 years.

Duodecimo (12mo).  4 pages advert, viii, 157 pages plus 12 pages index. Hardcover. Bound in leather (likely sheep) covered boards with red spine label stamped in gilt.

Condition: VG+, previous owner’s name, John King, written on title page and front paste down. Owner’s stamp for Earle W. Fellows on first free endpaper. 1 cent written in pencil on first free endpaper. Light foxing scattered throughout, heavier on end papers. Binding original, very good with wear beginning on hinges.

Provenance: Ownership indicators include those for John King and Earle W. Fellows.