An Historical Treatise of A Suit in Equity: In which is attempted A Scientific Deduction of the Proceedings used on the Equity Sides of the Courts of Chancery and Exchequer, from the Commencement of the Suit to the Decree and Appeal; with Occasional Remarks on their Import and Efficacy; and An Introductory Discourse on the Rise and Progress of the Equitable Jurisdiction of those Courts.

  • Barton, Charles
  • Dublin: Printed for P. Byrne 1796
  • ESTC N3697.


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8vo, pp. [xliv], 227, [17]. Contemporary calf, spine divided by raised bands, red morocco label, other compartments tooled centrally in black. Some scattered toning and spotting, one opening soiled. Joints sometime repaired, boards somewhat rubbed and marked and a touch worn, spine dry and a little crackled. A few marginal pencil marks.


An Irish printing of barrister Charles Barton's (1768-1843) first book, first published in London in the same year. 'This short work aimed to be a scientific deduction of the proceedings used on the equity side of the courts of exchequer and chancery, tracing each of the steps from the institution of a suit to a decree' (ODNB). This Hibernian issue is scarcer than the London printing, particularly on this side of the Atlantic - ESTC records 12 copies, all of them in North America.

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