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DesBrisay Museum

1875 Law Book


Accession number: 2002.30
Category: Other Documents
Object type: Book
Object subtype: Law
Date: 1875
Materials: Paper
Measurements: 21 cm L x 12 cm W x 9 cm Thick
Marks/Label: Signed on inside upper right corner: "M. B. DesBrisay"
Small label inside reads: "Bound by / R. Carswell / 26 Adelaide St. E. / Toronto / $12 - 17"
Stamped in gold on spine: "Roscoe's / Nisi Prius / Evidence" 
Subject: Lunenburg County, Bridgewater, People, DesBrisay, M. B.
Narrative: Purchased by donor at antique shale in Lunenburg during the summer of 1998 for $2.00.
Assumed to be used by Judge Mather Byles DesBrisay (1828-1900) of Bridgewater when he was a lawyer, as his name is written in the front of the book. 
Not original cover. 
Description: Leather bound law book. 1556 pages. Signed by Mather B. DesBrisay. 
History of Use: Used to convey legal information.
Manufacturer: STEVENS SONS