Pope, Benjamin W. Legal Definitions: A Collection of Words and Phrases as Applied and Defined by the Courts, Lexicographers and Authors of Books on Legal Subjects. Originally published: Chicago: Callaghan and Company, 1919. [iv], 1691 pp. 2 Volumes. Reprinted 2012 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616192303. ISBN-10: 1616192305. With a New Foreword by Bryan A. Garner, President, LawProse, Inc. Hardcover. New. $195. * Judge Benjamin W. Pope [1853-1923] compiled this law dictionary in 1919-1920, and included citations to many cases that came before Illinois courts. "Today, although the book is held in many institutional libraries, it is scarce in rare-book circles. Only two copies that I know have been offered for sale in the used-book trade over the past decade, and one of those was a broken set (volume two alone). Only about 80 libraries worldwide are known to have a copy. Few private libraries own one. So it is once again a boon to legal scholarship and legal lexicography that a Lawbook Exchange reprint makes it possible for more libraries and collectors to own a valuable historical asset. In these pages, researchers can learn a good deal about many of the terminological issues that early-20th-century courts were deciding. That is useful information for which we owe Pope a debt of gratitude." -- Bryan A. Garner, Foreword, v.
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