T. and J. Swords, 1797. Hardover. Good / No jacket. Item #89411
Full title: The Duty of Exectutors and Administrators: pointing out, in a plain and familiar manner, how executors are to proceed in the probate of wills, getting in the effects, and paying the debts and legacies of their testator: shewing also who are entitled by law to be the administrators of an intestate person: with full and clear directions to a man's relations how his estate will be distributed among them, according to the Laws of South Carolina. To which ar prefixed, all the statutes and acts relative to these subjects, Mr. Blackstone's Rules for Interpreting Wills and Deeds, and A Table of Inheritance, with a concise and easy explanation thereof, to which is added a variety of Precedents of Wills, Codicils, etc., with instructions for every person to make, alter and republish his will; and likewise, All the forms made use of in the court of Ordinary."
An early owner of this book was Isaac Davega, a lawyer in South Carolina in the 1830s. His signature is inside the front cover, dated 1830. He rebound the book, originally in wraps, in 3/4 leather, with decorative boards. A band with his name is pasted on the spine. He also signed his name on the title page, and dated it 1843.
There are a few notes in the margins written in ink. A later owner stamped his name on three pages. Both plates are present, including the foldout Table of Inheritance. The errata page is present in the rear. The covers ware worn and chipped. Pages are browned with age. the hinges are cracked, but solidly attached to the text block. The back cover is badly worn.
A scarce item, one of the few published in the 18th century that was more than a handbook. Written by the author while he was a South Carolina Supreme Court Justice.
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