The Younger Brother His Apologie, Or a Fathers Free Power Disputed...
A Seventeenth-Century Argument Against Primogeniture [Ap-Robert, John]. The Younger Brother His Apologie, Or a Fathers Free Power Disputed, For the Disposition of His Lands, Or Other His Fortunes to His Sonne, Sonnes, Or Any One of Them: As Right Reason, The Lawes of God and Nature, The Civill, Canon, And Municipall Laws of this Kingdome doe Command. Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield for Edward Forrest, 1635. [x], 56,  pp. Quarto (7" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to interior, light soiling to title page and upper outside corners of a few leaves. $500. * Third issue. First published in 1618 with a title beginning The Yonger Brother His Apology by It Selfe, this pamphlet argues that the law of primogeniture may be overruled due to a father's desire or family circumstances. The final issue was published in 1671. Like many copies of the 1634 issue, the date on the title page has a correction in a contemporary hand. All issues are scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of the 1634 issue in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, San Francisco Law Library, University of Minnesota, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue S100213.
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