by Trial; Parish Will Case
1862. A Notable Nineteenth-Century Will Case Involving Codicils and Questions of Sanity [Trial]. [Parish Will Case]. The Parish Will Case, In the Court of Appeals. The Statement of Facts, And the Opinion of the Court. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1862. 123, 43 pp. Two parts, each with title page. Title page of Part II reads: The Parish Will Case, In the Court of Appeals. The Opinion of the Court, And of the Several Judges. Quarto (9" x 7"). Sew pamphlet in printed wrappers. Spine abraded, wrappers detached, lightly soiled and heavily worn along edges, light edgewear to corners of text block. Moderate toning to text, light soiling to upper corner of title page. $150. * Only edition. Henry Parish, a New York merchant, died in 1856, at age 69. He left a will made in 1842 that had been amended with three codicils signed by him some time after suffering a paralyzing stroke in 1849. These codicils were contested on the grounds of mental impairment. This trial, which commenced in 1857, attracted a good deal of attention and it involved testimony by several leading medical and legal experts. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School II:1159.
(Inventory #: 69494)