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A Breefe Discourse, declaring and approuing the necessarie and inuiolable maintenance of the laudable Customes of London . . . whereby a reasonable partition of the goods of husbands among their wiues and children is prouided [etc.]. S.T.C. 16747
Printed by Henrie Midleton for Rafe Newberie, London, 1584.
Only edition of the first work on London customs, with an emphasis on women and children's testamentary rights, to survive (exceptionally) in London until 1724, as (in Holdsworth's words) "she and her children were entitled to their legitimate parts"
Modern brown morocco, a Riviere binding, gilt ruled and lettered, all edges gilt, the title darkened and just trimmed; the Taussig copy
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$ 6500.00
London, women's law, Family Law

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