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Godolphin, John
The Orphans Legacy: Or, A Testamentary Abridgment . . . I. Of Last Wills and Testaments. II. Of Executors and Administrators. III. Of Legacies and Devises . . . according to the Common and . . . Ecclesiastical and Civil Laws of the Realm [etc.]. Wing G946
Printed by E.T. and R.H and are to be sold by Joseph Nevill [&c.], London, 1674.
First edition of one of the two pre-eminent, early works on the English law of wills and, more generally, on ecclesiastical law, paired by Holdsworth with Swinburne's treatise as "the two most famous books contributed by civilians" on the subjects
Contemporary blind panelled calf, somewhat rubbed, rebacked, ex-library, else sound and usable, with the imprimatur leaf (at the end); the Taussig copy
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$ 750.00
Wills, Ecclesiastical Law
Godolphin, John
A View of the Admiral Iurisdiction. Wherein The most material Points concerning that Jurisdiction are fairly and submissively Discussed. As also Divers of the Laws, Customes, Rights, and Priviledges of the High Admiralty of England [etc.]. Wing G952
Printed by W. Godbid for Edmund Paxton [etc.], London, 1661.
The rare variant printing (with "Iurisdiction" in the title) of the first edition of the first treatise on the English court of admiralty, Godolphin having been appointed a judge in the court in 1653; four copies in ESTC (one in the USA), none online
Early 1/4 calf, a bit rubbed, Edmund Wyndham's copy, with his gloss of the interleaved Laws of Oleron contained in the appendix; the Taussig copy
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$ 1750.00

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