Drafting Wills in Eighteenth-Century England [Richardson, Robert]. The Law of Testaments and Last Wills. Containing All That is Necessary to be Known and Practised by Testators and Their Executors, Administrators, &c. As Also, What Relates to the Distribution of the Estates of Intestates. In the Following Particulars. The Different Kinds of Testaments and Last Wills: By whom to be Made: How to be Executed: And, By What Means Revocable. What Persons are, Or are Not, Capable of Making a Testament. How Lands Pass by a Will; And for What Estates: With the Nature of Devises of all Kinds. The Nature of a Legacy: How it Differs from a Donatio Mortis Causa, Or Gift by Reason of Death: When, And to Whom, To be paid: When to be Abated or Refunded. What Relates to Interest and Maintenance: Devises to Charitable Uses, &c. The Customs of London, &c. The Revocation of a Testament, Republication, &c. Who may be an Executor: His Power: How Limited: His Duty: Refusal of the Executorship: Probat, &c. What Things the Executor Shall Have, And What the Heir. The Bona Paraphernalia; Or Wife's Cloaths, Jewels, Ornaments, &c. What Shall be Assets, &c. What Debts be First Paid, &c. Who Shall be an Executor de Son Tort, Or of His Own Wrong. How Far Liable to Creditors and Legatees, &c. To Whom, And by Whom, Administration Shall be Committed. The Power of an Administrator Durante Minori Aetate, Or During the Infancy of another Person. The Repeal of an Administration: Its Effects, &c. In What Manner an Intestate's Estate Shall be Distributed, &c. &c. Compiled by a Gentleman of the Law, For His Own Private Instruction, And Now First Published by his Permission. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1744. vii, , 488,  pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges, hinges mended. Negligible light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to some leaves, early owner signature to front free endpaper. A handsome copy of a scarce title. $950. * First edition. A clearly written, well-indexed treatise intended for the general practitioner. It cites individual cases, with marginal.
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