Antebellum Georgia Treatise: Includes Sections on Slaves and "Negroes" Reese, William M. [1818-1899]. A Manual for Ordinaries, Executors, Administrators, And Guardians, In the State of Georgia. Embracing the Constitutional and Statute Law of the State, Familiar Principles of the Common Law, Decisions of the Supreme Court, And a Great Variety of Forms. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860. 8, xix, 481 pp. Main text preceded by 8 pp. 1860 Little, Brown and Company catalogue with prices. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Recent brown cloth, early red lettering piece with minor edgewear retained, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, tiny chips to edges of a few leaves. $450. * Second and final edition. This well-regarded work was popularly known as "Reese's Manual." Though it was used by lawyers, this handbook was intended for laymen. As one would expect, this treatise includes sections on slaves and "Negroes." It was first published in 1858. Both editions are uncommon outside of Georgia. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4652.
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