The Law of Covenants

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Title Page from The Law of Covenants, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary

Bibliographic Information

Title: The Law of Covenants: a Treatise Explaining the Nature and Rules of the Several Sorts of Covenants.

Published: [London], In the Savoy: Printed by John Nutt, for Samuel Butler, 1712.

Edition: Second edition; [32], 512 (i.e. 496), [22] pages.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as [Law of] Covenants 8vo. and given by Thomas Jefferson to Dabney Carr. The Brown Bibliography[1] includes the second edition while George Wythe's Library[2] on LibraryThing indicates "Precise edition unknown. The first edition was published in 1711; the second, with similar imprint, in 1712."

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

View this book in William & Mary's online catalog.


  1. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at:
  2. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on September 16, 2013,