[Purves, David Laing (1838-1873)]. Law and Lawyers: Curious Facts and Characteristic Sketches. Philadelphia: Lippincott & Co., [1860-1869?]. [v], 154 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775898; ISBN-10: 1584775890. Hardcover. Fine. $30. * This is a reprint of a volume that was published in 1868 by W.P Nimmo, Edinburgh, in the series Nimmo's Commonplace Books. It offers a variety of colorful -- and occasionally ribald -- anecdotes drawn from the history of English law, such as "A Judge in the Stocks-Lord Camden," "Eccentric Epitaph on a Barrister," "Lord Brougham's Rebuke of Rigmarole," and "The Last Temple Revel."
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