Roman Law of Testaments, Codicils, and Gifts in the Event of Death (Mortis Causa Donationes)
This work is based on the Corpus Juris Civilis for its chief authority. Though the Pandects or Digests have contributed the most of the material, yet the Institutes & Code have furnished a considerable share, & the Novels have in a less degree also contributed to the subject matter. The author states that he was unaware of any other work of its kind in the English language at the time of publication.
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