Fourth, final and best edition. A one-time judge of the English court of admiralty, Godolphin enjoyed a reputation as a staunch defender of civil law. This work, first published in 1674, covers a "subject dear to the civilian lawyers: the law of testate."
Place in Wythe's Library
Quoted in John Marshall's notes while he studied law under Wythe. Used in Wythe arguments in Bolling v. Bolling.
Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy
Early nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, partial crack to text block between title page and following leaf. Toning, minor scribbling (a child's signature?) to margins of a leaf, tiny inkspots to a few others.
- Jeffrey R. Collins, ‘Godolphin, John (1617–1678)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008,accessed 20 April 2013
- Collins, 'Godolphin.'