The Law of Obligations and Conditions, or, an Accurate Treatise, Wherein Is Contained the Whole Learning of the Law Concerning Bills, Bonds, Conditions, Statutes, Recognizances, and Defeasances

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by J. A. (sometimes incorrectly attributed to Thomas Ashe [c.1556–1618])[1]

The Law of Obligations and Conditions
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Title not held by The Wolf Law Library
at the College of William & Mary.
Author J.A.
Published London: Printed for J. Walthoe
Date 1693
Edition ?
Volumes volume set

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as [Law of] Obligations 8vo. and given by Thomas Jefferson to Dabney Carr. The Brown Bibliography[2] and George Wythe's Library[3] on LibraryThing both identify this work as The Law of Obligations and Conditions attributed to Thomas Ashe. The only edition was published in 1693. The Wolf Law Library purchased a copy of the work attributed to Ashe..

See also


  1. Widely cited as Ashe's Law of Obligations and Conditions owing to a flourished "T.A." on the title page, most legal bibliographies list the author as "J.A.", as signed on page A4, at the end of the introductory "Epistle." The books listed in the Table of Pleadings were printed five or six decades after Thomas Ashe's death in 1618.
  2. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at:
  3. LibraryThing, s.v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on November 13, 2020.