[EARLY AMERICAN "LAW BOOK" TRADE BINDING]. A Digest of the Probate Laws of Massachusetts Relative to the Power and Duty of Executors, Administrators, Guardians, Heirs, Legatees, and Creditors.
Boston: John Weston, 1824. 12mo. , i-xiii, 14-216,  pp. Contemporary American mottled tree calf (or sheep?), red spine label, modest gilt rolls on the spine. Staining to outer margins at front and back as offsetting from the leather turn-ins, some browning as seems to be true in all copies. Very Good. Item #2873
Very useful for instructional purposes, this early, "ordinary" American Law Book trade binding preserved in original unsophisticated condition. Provenance: E. Wilkinson, 1830 (inscriptionon the title page) -- J. Daggett, Attleboro [Mass.] (inscription on the front first endleaf, accompanied by Doggett / Daggett bookplate on the front pastedown). ¶ John Daggett (1805-1885) was an attourney in Attleboro, MA and wrote "A Sketch of the History of Attleborough, From Its Settlement to Its Division," published in 1898. He is also a direct descendent of Governor Thomas Mayhew (1593-1682), an English Crown governor and the original patentee and owner of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and all the Elizabeth Isles. ¶ Our copy contains annotations in two different hands, perhaps attributable to both Daggett and Wilkinson. An early owner has pasted in "new" probate laws that were not included in Prescott's text.