The compleat clerk :
containing the best forms of all sorts of presidents, for conveyances & assurances; and other instruments now in use and practice. With the forms of bills, pleadings and answers in Chancery; as they were penned and perfected by eminent lawyers, and great conveyancers, both ancient and modern. Whereunto are added divers presidents, which were wanting: and also some Saxon presidents; with the exposition of certain words, used in ancient charters: and the proper names of men and women: with additions of titles of honour, trades and occupations, cities, counties, bishopricks; names of offices, months and days; numbers of money and weights, in Latin and English: with a computation of years, from King William the Conquerour, to this present. With alphabetical tables of the whole contents of the said book.
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London : printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge, assigns of Richard Atkins and Edward Atkins, Esquires. For H. Twyford in Middle-Temple, Obad. Blagrave at the Bear in St. Paul's Church-yard, and John Place at Furnivals-Inn-Gate, MDCLXXXIII. 
|Edition:||The fifth edition.|
An expanded edition of "The compleat clark, and scriveners guide", originally published in 1655.
"To the reader" signed: J.H.
With an additional title page, engraved, "The conveyancers light or Exact presidents for all manner of instruments and conveyances ...". This is the same engraved title page used in the first edition, but in the present edition, the imprint and engraver's name ("Fross") have been erased from the plate.
Identified as Wing H44 on UMI microfilm "Early English books, 1641-1700", reel 740.
Physical description: , 936,  p. : ports ; small and 4to
Citations/References: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), C5636B
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