The Union of Reason and Eloquence Hortensius [Hay, George (1765-1830)]. Deinology: Or, The Union of Reason and Elegance: Being Instructions to a Young Barrister. With a Postscript, Suggesting Some Considerations of the Viva Voce Examination of Witnesses at the English Bar. London: Printed for W. Clarke and Sons, 1801. [iv], vii, 234 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, (gradually diminishing) staining from title page to middle of text block along gutter, internally clean. $750. * Second and final edition of a work first published in 1789. "The oratory of the English bar, [being] wild and vicious," Hortensius seeks to introduce young English lawyers to the superior reasoning and eloquence by classical authors, such as Cicero and Demosthenes, and later authors, such as Milton. Both editions are scarce. OCLC locates 11 copies of the first edition in North American law libraries, 3 of the second (Columbia, Harvard, Osgoode Hall). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 12:678.
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