Holt, Francis Ludlow. [Bleecker, Anthony, Editor]. The Law of Libel: In Which is Contained a General History of This Law in the Ancient Codes, and of Its Introduction, and Successive Alterations, In the Law of England. Comprehending a Digest of All the Leading Cases Upon Libels, From the Earliest to the Present Time. First American, From the Second London Edition, With References to American Cases. Originally published: New York: Published by Stephen Gould, 1818. xii, -328 pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775133; ISBN-10: 1584775130. Hardcover. New. $95. * Reprint of the first American edition. First published in 1812, this was the standard English treatise on slander and libel in the opening decades of the nineteenth century. Though it was eventually superseded, it remained an authoritative history of the subject. With its intelligent discussion of sources and cases it is just as valuable today. Holt [1780-1844] was a member of the Inner Temple. Also the author of treatises on nisi prius, bankruptcy, admiralty law and Parliament, his work was held in high esteem by Kent.
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