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Author:
Leach, William
Title:
First A Safegard and a Stay for Sheriffs, Bayliffs, Serjeants at Mace, and such Officers. Or Their Well doings Justified, and their Evill actings Abolished . . . Thirdty [sic] And for Honest Executors and Administrators from paying [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. Cotes, in the Year 1652, London, 1652.
Description:
A rare tract written by the Middle Templar whose works "together outlined a programme for the reform of the entire English legal system", here focusing on local officials, executors, administrators, and maritime law; one copy in ESTC, none in the UK
Condition:
Recent 1/4 vellum interleaved, repairs to the lower margins, the text legible, with the Fairfax of Cameron bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78708
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
legal reform, sheriffs, Wills, maritime law
Author:
Fearne, Charles
Title:
An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory Devises [etc.]. The Fourth Edition. Two Volumes [complete] [bound with] Copies of Opinions Ascribed to Eminent Council . . . Addressed to the . . . Earl of Mansfield. A New Edition
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [imprint varies] [etc.], London, 1791-95.
Description:
A valuable edition of a "classic [written by] one of the great real property lawyers of [the 18th] century", in Holdsworth's words, the first volume Fearne's last, and the second John Joseph Powell's first; with the rare 'Copies', two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spine ends of volume one a bit chipped, some marginal staining, else a superior set; with upwards of 14 cancels not noted in ESTC
Book No.:
W-72838
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Real Property, Wills
Author:
Lovelass, Peter
Title:
The Law's Disposal of a Person's Estate Who Dies Without Will or Testament [etc.]. Eighth Edition [bound with] An Abstract of, and Observations on, the Statutes Imposing Duty on Administrations, Probates of Wills, Property Disposed of by Will [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for the Author; and sold by T.N. Longman [etc.], London, 1796.
Description:
A rare edition of the first work, which became the most popular of its kind for over a half-century, very accessible--"a good straightforward account"--bound with the equally rare and only edition of Lovelass's complementary "Abstract"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite worn, joints cracked, the rear board loosening, a usable copy; four copies of each work in ESTC
Book No.:
W-77408
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Wills
Author:
Title:
The Clerk's Instructor in the Ecclesiastical Courts: Consisting Of a Variety of the best Precedents in English now made use of in the Practice of the Civil Law . . . Also A Treatise concerning Pluralities . . . and of Retainder of Chaplains [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1740.
Description:
The uncommon first edition of a work reminding us of the popular conception of church courts as 'bawdy courts', treating in part of incest, impotency, adultery, cruelty and divorce, as well as defamation, wills, and all matters of church business
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, spine ends a bit chipped, rear joint cracked but firm, else clean and bright with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79038
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, criminal law, adultery, divorce, defamation, Wills
Author:
Meriton, George
Title:
The Touchstone of Wills, Testaments, and Administrations. Being a Compendium of Cases & Resolutions Touching the same. Carefully collected out of the Ecclesiastical, Civil and Canon Laws [etc.]. Third Edition. Wing M1813. 12mo
Publisher:
Printed for W. Leak, A. Roper, F. Tyton [and six others], London, 1674.
Description:
The last edition of the first general, introductory guidebook to the English law of wills, designed for the layperson (as Swinburne's treatise is not), written by the North Riding attorney perhaps best known for his poem "In Praise of York-shire Ale"
Condition:
Original unlettered sheep, very worn and quite browned, the margins cut close (no text affected); a usable copy only
Book No.:
W-74141
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Wills
Author:
Vaughan Williams, Edward
Title:
A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators. In Two Volumes
Publisher:
Saunders and Benning, Law Booksellers . . . 43, Fleet Street, London, 1832.
Description:
First edition of Vaughan Williams' classic treatise, still in print, and a "great work" in Holdsworth's words, further observing that "[t]he author shows a mastery of all the authorities on his subject, from the sixteenth century onwards"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, quite rubbed and scraped and some foxing, yet a good usable set
Book No.:
W-76104
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Wills
Author:
Title:
Dundonnell Cause. Report of the Trial by Jury, Thomas Mackenzie against Robert Roy, Esq. W.S.
Publisher:
Printed for Daniel Lizars, at . . . the New North Briton [etc.], Edinburgh, 1830.
Description:
A tribute to the talents of Henry Cockburn, who secured a Scotch verdict for his client against charges that he had swindled an estate from the weak-minded Mackenzie; with Cockburn's jury address and the exchanges between counsel well-reported
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, somewhat dusty, else a good, sound copy
Book No.:
W-56200
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, trials, insanity, Wills
Author:
Jones, William
Title:
The Speeches of Isaeus in Causes Concerning the Law of Succession to Property at Athens, with a Prefatory Discourse, Notes Critical and Historical, and a Commentary
Publisher:
Printed by J. Nichols, For E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry, London, 1779.
Description:
Only edition of Jones' first treatise on law, praised by Burke and Gibbon and establishing his reputation as a legal scholar, providing the first English translation of Isaeus, "the first master of strict forensic argument"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, some foxing and embrowning, a good copy; with eleven plates, one folding
Book No.:
W-58960
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Wills, GREECE, ancient law
Author:
Swinburne, Henry
Title:
A Treatise of Testaments and Last Wills, Compiled out of the Laws Ecclesiastical, Civil and Canon, as also out of the Common Law, Customs and Statutes of this Realm. The Whole digested into Seven Parts [etc.]. Sixth Edition. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . and sold by S. Birt, London, 1742.
Description:
The first work on the English law of wills, and more broadly the first work written by an Englishman on English canon law, praised by J.H. Baker as "a model of clarity and scientific technique" and by David Yale as "a full and accomplished treatise"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, Cornwell House circular stamps on the front endpapers, else a very good, tall, clean copy
Book No.:
W-77904
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Wills
Author:
Lovelass, Peter
Title:
The Law's Disposal of a Person's Estate Who Dies Without Will or Testament . . . To Which Is Added The Disposal of a Person's Estate, By Will and Testament; Containing An Explanation of the Mortmain-Act [etc.]. The Seventh Edition, with large Additions
Publisher:
Printed for the Author, and sold by Whieldon [and others] [etc.], London, 1792.
Description:
An early edition of a work becoming the most popular of its kind for over a half-century, very accessible--"a good straightforward account"--expanded from its initial purpose (treating only of intestacy) to those with the foresight to draw wills
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, the joints just cracking, but quite firm, a very good clean copy
Book No.:
W-76219
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Wills
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
Publisher:
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
 
Author:
Stewart, Julie (ed.)
Title:
Working Papers on Inheritance in Zimbabwe [Working Paper No.5]
Publisher:
Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Project, Harare, 1992.
Description:
Condition:
Original oversized printed illustrated pink wraps, some browning, but well-preserved, 124 pages, single-spaced typescript
Book No.:
W-71347
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
AFRICA, Wills, Zimbabwe
Author:
Lovelass, Peter
Title:
The Will Which the Law Makes; Or, How it Disposes of a Person's Estate, in case he dies without Will or Testament. Shewing In a plain, easy, and comprehensive Manner, how a Man's Family or Relations will be intitled to his Real and Personal Estate [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for the Author, by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1785.
Description:
First and only edition of the only early work devoted entirely to English intestate law, becoming the most popular of its kind for over a half-century--"a good straightforward account"--Lovelass subsequently expanding his work to include wills
Condition:
Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, a bit of foxing and light browning, else a very good crisp copy; uncommon, six copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-77655
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Wills
Author:
Title:
Of Last Wills and Testaments: A Common-Law Treatise, Containing Several Rules for the Construction of last Wills . . . also of Contingent Remainders, and of Executory Devises . . . Of Perpetuities . . . And of Revocations, Codicils, and Nuncupative Wills
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1703.
Description:
Only edition of an early work on the English law of wills, seemingly only the second devoted essentially entirely to wills and their construction, including devises, both conditional and executory, and legacies; uncommon, eight copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, very rubbed and scraped, top of spine chipped, some browning and staining, and a bit strained; a usable copy only
Book No.:
W-74385
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Wills
 
Author:
Title:
Cahiers de Droit Fiscal International. Studies on International Fiscal Law, Volume LXXb, International Double Taxation of Inheritances and Gifts
Publisher:
International Fiscal Association, Rotterdam, 1985.
Description:
In English, French, and German
Condition:
Printed wraps, a clean ex-library copy; 574 pages
Book No.:
W-30545
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
international law, Wills, taxation
Author:
Title:
Judgment Delivered by Sir Herbert Jenner, in the Prerogative Court, Doctors' Commons, On Wednesday, February 20, 1839, in the Case of Wood and Others versus Goodlake, Helps, and Others. From the Short-hand Notes of Mr. Gurney
Publisher:
Printed by D.M. Walker [etc.], Gloucester, 1839.
Description:
The rare judgment ruling against the extraordinary will leaving a fortune to William Page Wood's father for his support of Queen Caroline, the Privy Council's reversal ultimately leading to Wood's becoming Lord Chancellor as Lord Hatherley
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a trace of foxing, else a good clean copy, 94 pages; no copy of this separately published first edition in OCLC or COPAC
Book No.:
W-76363
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Doctors Commons, Wills, equity
 
Author:
Title:
Advanced Estate Planning and Administration Seminar
Publisher:
Virginia State Bar, 1980.
Description:
Condition:
Printed wraps, spiral bound; approximately 250 pages
Book No.:
W-30947
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Wills, taxation, Probating
 
Author:
Robinson, Gerald J.
Title:
Estate Planning Under Tax Reform, Forms, Practice and Tax Analysis
Publisher:
Law Journal Press, N.p., 1977.
Description:
Condition:
Ring-binder, quite sturdy; 440 loose-leaf pages
Book No.:
W-30240
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Wills, taxation

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