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CURIOSITIES OF THE SEARCH-ROOM: A COLLECTION OF SERIOUS, AND WHIMSICAL WILLS

Bryne, Mrs. Julia C. Wm. Pitt (Compiler); Pitt, Julia C. Wm.


Item #: 59592

Pages: ix, 407 pp.
Published: London; Chapman and Hall; 1880. Reprinted in 2005.

Subjects: FAMILY LAW, LEGAL ANECDOTES, PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY, TRUSTS & ESTATES

Byrne describes this collection of colorful wills as "aseries of romantic narratives." Some are so romantic, infact, that "those who are at a loss for the plot of a newnovel might dip into this collection for novel materials"(ii). Contents include "Excentric Wills," "Puzzling Wills,""Wills in Obsolete Language and in Rime," "VindictiveWills," "Bequests to Wives," "Wills in Favour of DumbAnimals," "Disputed Wills" and "Wills of RemarkablePersons."Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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