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Probate chaff; or, Beautiful probate; or, Three years probating in San Francisco. A modern drama showing the merry side of a dark picture.; By the author of "Probate confiscation" .

Stow, J. W., Mrs

Published by Published by the Author, and sold by subscription, [New York?], 1879
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in polished brown cloth, with handsome gilt illustration to cover (of a farmer sifting chaff from wheat), gilt ornaments & titles; 307 pages, humorous b&w illustrations throughout, portrait fronts., 19 cm. A scarce title in this handsome original edition. An anecdotal, often humorous and satirical study of the effects and abuses of late-nineteenth century probate law on women and children in the US. Stow also self-published an earlier work in 1876 entitled: Probate Confiscation: Unjust Laws which Govern Women. She was a pioneer and activist for women's legal rights. || Probate law and practice -- California. Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. Probate law and practice. Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. California. Rare law. Feminism. History of women in law in the United States. History of law. || Wright III, 5289. Fine unread copy with minimal shelf-wear and edge-foxing. Bookseller Inventory # 85688

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Title: Probate chaff; or, Beautiful probate; or, ...

Publisher: Published by the Author, and sold by subscription, [New York?]

Publication Date: 1879

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First edition (presumed).

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