Book #78690
Item #78690 The Law's Disposal of a Person's Estate Who Dies Without Will. Peter Lovelass.
The Law's Disposal of a Person's Estate Who Dies Without Will...

The Law's Disposal of a Person's Estate Who Dies Without Will...

An Important Eighteenth-Century Treatise on Wills Lovelass, Peter [fl. 1786-1812]. The Law's Disposal of a Person's Estate Who Dies Without Will or Testament. To Which is Added, The Disposal of a Person's Estate by Will and Testament. With an Explanation of the Mortmain-Act. With Numerous Additions by Niel Gow. London: Printed for J. and W.T. Clarke, 1823. xi, 442 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets and library name and seal to boards, rebacked in period style with blind fillets, lettering piece and blind-stamped library name, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and some shallow scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to head of spine, corners bumped and worn, hinges starting, library bookplate and small circular shelf label to front pastedown. Light toning to interior, light foxing to a few pages, ink library stamp to title page and a few other leaves, brief pencil annotations and underlining to a few pages. $100. * Eleventh edition. Published originally in 1785 as The Will Which the Law Makes, Or How it Disposes of a Person's Estate in Case He Dies Without Will or Testament, this useful and popular book went through thirteen subsequent editions, the last in 1839. Beginning with the seventh edition, Lovelass expanded his scope to include people who had wills. Although this book was written for laymen, it was also used by the legal profession. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:492.

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