The Power of Chancery Courts in Matters of Paternal Custody [Beames, John (1781?-1853)]. Observations Upon the Power Exercised by the Court of Chancery, of Depriving a Father of the Custody of His Children. London: John Miller, 1828. 48 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, untrimmed edges. Moderate toning, light soiling to exterior, brief contemporary annotations in pencil to a few leaves, small library stamp and presentation inscription to "James McMahaon Esq/ From the Author" to title page. $150. * Only edition, one of two issues from 1828. Beames, a barrister and legal author, was an expert on equity. This pamphlet was reissued under the author's name in the Pamphleteer, Volume 29 (1828). Counting both issues, OCLC locates 10 copies in North America, 4 in law libraries (Columbia, University of Minnesota, Yale and the Library of Congress, which has the reissue). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 2:657.
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