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Schouler, James.  A treatise on the law of the domestic relations; embracing husband and wife, parent and child, guardian and ward, infancy, and master and servant. Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1870. 8vo (24.5 cm, 9.64"). lix, [1], 670 pp.

First edition of an important work from Schouler (1839–1920), an eminent lawyer, historian, and lecturer. This text, which became a standard on its subject and went through a number of subsequent editions, documents shifting 19th-century legal thought regarding family law in general and — notably — women's rights, particularly in relation to seduction laws and married women's property acts. => More than half of this illuminates "the condition of women."
        Provenance: Front fly-leaf with inked inscription of David Castleman Webb, St. Louis Law School senior class, July 15th 1881; "W.J. Kelsey" in ink in an interior upper margin. Later in the collection of Robert Sadoff, M.D., forensic psychiatrist and director of Penn's Center for Studies in Social-Legal Psychiatry, sans indicia.

Neatly rebound for use in tan buckram with title and author gilt-stamped on spine. Front and back fly-leaves with outer edges chipped; title-page and first and last few leaves with short edge tears. Scattered pencilled marks of emphasis and a few pages with annotations or corrections, one page with small ink blot in outer margin, pages otherwise clean. => A solid, very readable and pleasantly consultable copy of the first edition.  (41746)   Please RESHELVE This.

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