1793 PROBATE MANUAL
FREEMAN, Samuel. The Probate Auxiliary; or a Director and Assistant to Probate Courts, Executors, Administrators and Guardians, Being the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Respecting the Estates of Testators, Intestates and Wards, Carefully Collected. Portland, Maine: Benjamin Titcomb, 1793. 16mo, contemporary full brown calf rebacked, red spine label. $600.
First edition of this manual on probate law.
Freeman was a judge of probate of Portland, Maine, whose treatises and guides became standard works in early American law. This imprint is by the first printer in Maine, Benjamin Titcomb, and was printed when Maine was still a part of Massachusetts. Evans 25512. Harvard Law Catalogue I:727. Contemporary owner signature (John Walter, 1789, Burlington).
Scattered foxing and occasional embrowning.