Gilbert on Wills (and Related Topics) Gilbert, Sir Geoffrey [1674-1726]. The Law of Devises, Last Wills, And Revocations. By the Late Lord Chief Baron Gilbert. To Which is Added, A Select Number of Wills, Drawn by Men Eminent in the Profession. Revised, Corrected, And Improved. London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, 1773. [ii], vi, , 255,  pp. With a preliminary advertisement leaf. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, rebacked in period style, blind fillets along joints, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, hinges mended, front endleaf renewed. Some rubbing and light scuffing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, later bookplate of William Paine Sheffield to front pastedown. Moderate toning and occasional light foxing to text, early owner stamp to head of advertisement leaf, two early owner signatures to head of title page. $300. * Third edition. Gilbert was a prolific author, but this is his only work on wills. A well-written work, its scope includes equity rules. Its first edition appeared in 1739, its final edition, the fourth, in 1792. William Paine Sheffield [1820-1907], the former owner of our copy, was a United States representative and senator from Rhode Island. English Short-Title Catalogue T95572.
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