Compleat Court-Keeper


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[004077] Jacob, Giles. The Compleat Court-Keeper: Or, Land-Steward’s Assistant. London: John Nutt for Bernard Lintott and Thomas Ward, 1713. First Edition. 8vo. Hardback. Good. [2], iii-vii, [1], 488pp, [24]. Original full calf covers, later rebacked, raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel

Rubbed to extremities, internally staining to edges of pastedowns and endpapers from leather, text lightly browned throughout, but generally fairly clean

The first edition of Jacob’s first work, it covered the administration of estates, and was reprinted several times in the eighteenth century, and on into the nineteenth. Jacob was named by Pope as one of the dunces in Pope’s Dunciad, the “blunderbuss of the law”. The final three pages are a list of law books available from both Lintott and Ward

ESTC T137000 (the variant with page viii unnumbered); Maxwell and Maxwell, page 400