Johnson, George W. Memoirs of John Selden and Notices of the Political Contest During His Time. London: Orr and Smith, 1835. viii, 374 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775591. ISBN-10: 1584775599. Hardcover. New. $95. * In this, one of the more successful attempts to contain his rich and varied life to the confines of biography, Johnson explores the connection between the political tumult of Selden's time and the activities and writings of one of the greatest legal minds of that era. Selden [1584-1654] made outstanding contributions as a jurist, legal historian and scholar of Classical and Judaic culture. A polymath of astounding depth and breadth, John Milton said he was "the chief of learned men reputed in this land."
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