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Author:
Swinburne, Henry
Title:
A Treatise of Spousals, or Matrimonial Contracts: Wherein All the Questions relating to that Subject are ingeniously Debated and Resolved. Wing S6260. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by S. Roycroft for Robert Clavell at the Peacock [etc.], London, 1686.
Description:
First edition of the first work on the English law of marriage, and one of Swinburne's two major works, written (in J.H. Baker's words) in "a felicitous informal style [contributing to] a reputation plac[ing] him in the ranks of the famous"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, very light browning, else quite crisp, with the bookplate of Charles Hedges dated 1702; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78939
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
marriage, women's law
Author:
Swinburne, Henry
Title:
A Briefe Treatise of Testaments and Last Willes . . . Compiled of such lawes Ecclesiasticall and Ciuill, as be not repugnant to the lawes, customes, or statutes of this Realme, nor derogatorie to the Prerogative Royall [etc.]. STC 23547.3; not in Beale
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Printed by John Windet, London, 1591.
Description:
The unique variant printing (dated 1591) of the first work on the English law of wills, and the first work by an Englishman on English canon law, praised by J.H. Baker as "a model of clarity" and by David Yale as "a full and accomplished treatise"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, centered lozenges, rebacked, somewhat rubbed and chipped, light browning and some staining, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78951
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Wills

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