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1 Almy, Charles and Horace W. Fuller The Law of Married Women in Massachusetts
Boston George B. Reed 1878 Hardcover Very Good 
119pp. A very good copy bound in maroon cloth with bevelled edges and gilt titles on the spine. Signed "E.J. Perry" on the initial blank. Slight wear to the corners, very short closed tear on the fore-edge of the front endpaper. Almy and Fuller trace the history of married women's rights and responsibilities from the Common Law through numerous judicial decisions and legislative acts in the State of Massachusetts up to 1878. The authors discuss a broad range of civil and criminal issues from who may marry and what marriages are voidable to contractual powers (including nuptial settlements and contracts), real estate, criminal liability, divorce, custody of minor children, wills, the right of the husband to chastise the wife and the right of the husband to the services of his wife. The progressive nature of the development of Massachusetts' law with regard to the rights of women is carefully detailed from a "1787 provision by the general Court for conveyances of real estate and contracts of married women when their husbands had absented themselves from the state" to an attempt by the General Court in 1877 and 1878 to pass a bill legalizing contracts between husbands and wives. 63852 
Price: 399.99 USD
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2 Morison, Samuel Eliot The Maritime History of Massachusetts 1783-1860 [Large Paper Edition]
Houghton Miffin Company 1921 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good 
#274 of 385 copies of the Large Paper Edition. Tipped in color frontis. Internally a very good copy, the covers are a bit worn. 51015 
Price: 49.99 USD
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3 Reed, Anna Stevens Mount Holyoke Days
Pilgrim Press 1898 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Slightly shelf-cocked, front hinge cracked, otherwise a bright and clean copy. 36572 
Price: 32.00 USD
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4 Ripley, Emma F. Weston, a Puritan Town
Benevolent-alliance 1961 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Mild foxing on the fore-edge; Hard Cover. First Edition. Gift inscription of the endpaper. DJ has several small chips and tears at the edges including a 3" close tear at the top of the spine edge. 14058 
Price: 9.99 USD
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5 Wilson, Daniel Munro The Chappel of Ease and Church Statesmen: Commemorative Services at the completion of Two Hundred and Fifty Years Since the gathering of the First Church of Christ in Quincy
The Society 1890 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Cracked front hinge, chip at the head of the spine 70791 
Price: 9.99 USD
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