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Shaw, William J.:

REPORT OF ARGUMENT MADE BY WILLIAM J. SHAW, BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA...IN THE CASE OF HART (JESSE D. CARR) VS. BURNETT, ET AL., (INVOLVING THE VALIDITY OF PETER SMITH TITLES, AND THE QUESTION OF TITLES IN THE OLD MISSIONS AND VILLAGES OF CALIFORNIA,) DELIVERED AT SACRAMENTO, ON THE 8TH, 9TH 10TH & 12TH OF DECEMBER, 1859. REPORTED BY CHARLES A. SUMNER.

San Francisco [verso of title 1859 [title pag Wrapper date: 1860. [5], [3]-167pp. Original printed front wrapper [edge- and spine-chipped]. Later leaves margin-spotted, last leaf chipped in blank portion. Good+. The title page imprint states: "Published by Appellants: San Francisco. 1859." Its verso reads, "J. Anthony & Co., Printers, Sacramento." The wrapper imprint reads, " Commercial Book and Job Steam Printing Office. 1860." Rosenbach's 1937 catalogue [#98] called this an "Able and standard authority on Spanish and Mexican law relating to titles of grants of land." Howell describes it as an "extensive examination of the whole title question relating to Sheriff's deeds (Peter Smith Titles) and in particular to the validity of extending these titles against property in the bona fide possession of others. This important test case, presided over by Justice Stephen J. Field, includes much important historical material on the Mexican laws regulating and defining Pueblos." FIRST EDITION. Cohen 11704. Cowan 366. Greenwood 1167. 50 Howell, Part II, 584. Rocq 9718.


Book Id: 13909

Price: $750.00

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