"Held in the Highest Estimation" Sugden, Edward Burtenshaw [1781-1875]. Ingraham, Edward D. [1793-1854], Editor. A Practical Treatise on Powers. With Notes and References to American Decisions. Philadelphia: Printed and Published by Abraham Small, 1823. xxxii, 703 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Recent period-style calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Moderate toning and occasional light foxing to interior, some offsetting to margins of title page. $650. * First American edition, from the third London edition. This notable English treatise on powers in the law of decedents' estates was well received in America. Later editions were published in 1837, 1847 and 1856. As noted by a contemporary critic: "The authority of this work is second to no modern elementary book.... The defects of the treatise are said to be an insufficient development of the principles involved in the several doctrines discussed, and an occasional wandering into unnecessary detail, but with all, it is a masterly elucidation of the subtle doctrine of powers, and is held in the highest estimation.": Marvin, Legal Bibliography 677. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4627.
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