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TREATISE OF THE LAW OF PROPERTY ARISING FROM THE RELATION BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE SECOND EDITION

Roper, R.S. Donnison


Item #: 13736
Published: London; Joseph Butterworth and Son; 1826. Reprinted in 2006.

Subjects: FAMILY LAW, PROPERTY

This treatise set the industry standard. It considersthe subject under four general divisions: rights acquired bythe husband in the real and personal estates of his wife andhis power of the same; rights acquired by the wife in thereal and personal estates of her husband and her power overthe former; effects fo marriage upon the acts and agreementsof husband and wife prior to marriage, and the husband'sliability in respect of those acts and agreements, and thedisabilities of "coverture," and the exceptions to them. "Bymarriage, the husband and wife are as one person in law...The very being or legal existence of the woman is by thecommon law suspended during the marriage, or at least it isincorporated and consolidated into that of the husband,under whose wing, protection and cover she performseverything." --Introductory Remarks

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