1818. London: Printed for Sherwood, Neeley and Jones, 1818.
8vo, xii, 190, (1) pp. complete with addenda and publisher's catalogue on terminal leaf. An untrimmed copy in a sympathetic modern binding of half calf with backstrip lettered in gilt and brown cloth sides. Some staining and what even may be charring to the outer margins which is more curious than offensive. Very good.
§ Second edition. The legal underpinnings of the auction business in England with sections on the qualifications, rights, and responsibilities of auctioneers, buying-in, duties, and the illegality of "puffing" (the use of stooge bidders). "To which is added a comprehensive summary of the Law of Distress: with an appendix of precedents, and a copious index."
OCLC records only three copies, although as it is a likely book to have been bound in sammelbands there are probably others.
By the author of Every Man His Own Lawyer (1812). "The following work is the offspring of necessity. The inconveniences and difficulties, not to say losses and penalties to which the Author, in the course of his professional duties, has observed persons exercising the occupation of Auctioneers exposed, first suggested the publication of the ensuing sheets." Item #125579