Edwards, George J. The Grand Jury: An Essay Awarded the Peter Stephen Duponceau Prize by the Law Academy of Philadelphia. Originally published: Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Company, 1906. lxxix, 219 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774327. ISBN-10: 1584774320. Hardcover. New. $29.95 * This important book traces the history and development of the grand jury from its origins in Saxon England to the author's time. Edwards [1875-1946] was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who specialized in insurance law. His book won the prestigious Peter Stephen DuPonceau Prize of the Law Academy of Philadelphia in 1904. The Prize Commitee praised the book's "vast amount and valuable information" and observed "not only is [the subject] extremely interesting, (...) it is of great practical importance." Nearly a century later, the book remains an indispensable authority.
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