Rare Essay on Bills of Exception from the Library of Woburn Abbey Adam, William [1751-1839]. Additional Observations on Bills of Exception, Being a Supplement to His Treatise on Trial by Jury. Edinburgh: Thomas Clark, Law-Bookseller, 1836. 41 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary cloth, printed paper title label to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, front joint just starting at head, light fading to spine and parts of boards. Armorial bookplate of Woburn Abbey (dated 1873) to front pastedown, "Bedford" in bold hand to front free endpaper, one leaf partially detached but secure. Faint dampstaining to foot of text block, light foxing, internally clean. $150. * Only edition. This is a supplement to Adam's Practical Treatise and Observations on Trial by Jury in Civil Causes (1836). Adam produced this "supplement" to answer the objections of the dean of faculty of the University of Edinburgh to his doctrine on bills of exception and elaborate his argument. The signature "Bedford" is probably that of William Russell [1809-1872], Eighth Duke of Bedford and the owner of Woburn Abbey, or his son, Francis Charles Hastings Russell [1819-1891], Ninth Duke. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:4.
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