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A TREATISE

ON

CONVEYANCING,

&c. &c.

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WRITTEN IN A PLAIN FAMILIAR STYLE,
WHICH HAVE FOR THEIR OBJECT TO ASSIST IN PREPARING

DRAUGHTS,

AND IN JUDGING OF THE OPERATION OJ

DEEDS,

BY DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN
THE FORMÁL AND ESSENTIAL PARTS OF THOSE DEEDS, &e.

IN GENERAL USE.

BEING

A COURSE OF LECTURES.
WITH AN APPENDIX OF SELECT AND APPROPRIATE

PRECEDENTS.

BY RICHARD PRESTON,

OF THE INNER TÈMPLE, ESQ.
AUTHOR OF THE ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON THE QUANTITY OF ESTATÉS, &c. &c.

In primisque hominis est propria veri inquisitio atque investigatio.

Cic. de Off. 1. 1. 4-15.

LONDON:
Printed for W. CLARKE and Sons, Law Booksellers,

Portugal-street, Lincoln’s-inn.

W. Flint, Printer, S. Sepulchret LINCOLN's INN.

MY DEAR SIR,

ALLOW me to place under your patronage the volume now offered to the profession. That it shall be received favorably by a gentleman of your experience and extensive research in the study and practice of the Laws of Property ; by the Editor of those Annotations on Coke on Littleton which have been so deservedly admired by the profession, and cited with approbation even by the Judges; will not fail to ensure it a fa

vorable reception with those for whose use : it is intended.

That you approved of the work when in manuscript and in an imperfect state, was one of the principal inducements to its publication. At the same time I am fully aware that I am more indebted to your friendship, and kind partiality, than to the merit of the work for those very favorable terms in which you

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