Title: The orphan's legacy: or, a testamentary abridgment. In three parts. I. Of last
wills and testaments. II. Of executors and administrators. III. Of legacies and devices.
Wherein the most material points of law relating to that subject, are succinctly treated, as
well as according to the common and temporal, as ecclesiastical and civil laws of this realm.
Illustrated with a variety of select cases in the law of both professions, as well delightful in
the theory, as useful for the practice of all such as study the one, or are either active or
passive in the other. The fourth edition much augmented and enlarged, 1701
Author: John Godolphin
Publisher: London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins for Robert Vincent in Cliffords-Inn Lane
The Fourth Edition of John Godolphin’s Orphan's Legacy. Born to a prominent Cornish family, Godolphin was a civil lawyer, whose works were inclined with a puritanical focus. Given his history of publishing both theological and legal works, this made logical sense. Over the course of his career, he became known as an advocate of civil law, contributing to comprehension of law through his works, with The Orphan’s Legacy significantly impacting the laws regarding wills and testaments.
There are several annotations present in the first part of the book.
One blind-tooled volume in quarto, (IV) + 478 + (20) pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear on the boards, with heavier wear on the front joint. There is minor foxing and staining throughout.