Holdsworth, William S., and C.W. Vickers. The Law of Succession, Testamentary and Intestate. Originally published: Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 1899. xiv, 311 pp. Reprinted 2004 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774716; ISBN-10: 1584774711. Hardcover. New. $24.95 * Intended as an introductory treatise for law students, this treatise serves as an excellent introduction and a useful reference. And as one would expect from a book co-written by Holdsworth [1871-1944], it goes beyond the law of his day to analyze its historical development. In addition to a valuable introductory chapter on the history of succession, the authors enrich their discussion in the main text with observations on the ways its principles developed over time in response to particular conditions. Their functionalist view, which owes much to Maitland's example, enabled them to create a sophisticated text that avoids the pitfalls of contemporary formalistic and "scientific" treatises.
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