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LAND IN FETTERS

London : C. J. CLAY AND SONS, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS WAREHOUSE,

AVE MARIA LANE.

Cambridge: DEIGHTON, BELL AND CO.

Leipzig: F. A. BROCKHAUS.

LAND IN FETTERS

OR

THE HISTORY AND POLICY OF THE LAWS RESTRAINING

THE ALIENATION AND SETTLEMENT OF LAND

IN ENGLAND.

BEING THE YORKE PRIZE ESSAY OF THE UNIVERSITY

OF CAMBRIDGE FOR THE YEAR 1885.

BY

THOMAS EDWARD SCRUTTON,

M.A. LL.B. : BARRISTER AT LAW; PROFESSOR OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND
HISTORY IN, AND FELLOW OF, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON: LATE
SCHOLAR OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE: AUTHOR OF THE
LAWS OF COPYRIGHT”; " THE INFLUENCE OF THE ROMAN

LAW ON THE LAW OF ENGLAND”; ETC.

“So shall he have the curse of his father, but the land of his

grandfather.” Bacon.
OF THE

UNIVERSITY
CALIFORELD

CAMBRIDGE:
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS,

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