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LAWES RESOLUTIONS OF WOMENS RIGHTS: OR, THE LAWES PROVISION FOR WOMEN. A METHODICALL COLLECTION OF SUCH STATUTES AND CUSTOMES, WITH THE CASES, OPINIONS...

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Item #: 8484

Pages: xiv,404p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.

Subjects: FAMILY LAW, WOMEN & THE LAW

Reprint of the first edition. The first work devotedexclusively to women's law, this incomparable digest of lawsin force at the time of the Civil War is also known as TheWomens Lawyer. An anonymous work, its preface is signedT.E. Often attributed to Thomas Edgar (fl. 1615-1649), somebelieve the author was actually Sir John Dodderidge, animportant legal figure during the reign of James I. LordCampbell considers it "a learned work on the subject ofmarriage" (cited in Sweet & Maxwell). It also treats suchdiverse topics as age of content, dower, hermaphrodites,polygamy, wooing, partition, chattels, divorce, descent,seisin, treason, felonies and rape. Sweet & Maxwell, ALegal Bibliograpy of the British Commonwealth of NationsI:500 (24). Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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