"Rudiments of the Law" Jacob, Giles [1686-1744]. A Law Grammar; Or Rudiments of the Law; Compiled From The Grounds, Principles, Maxims, Terms, Words of Art, Rules, And Moot Points of Our Law, In a New, Easy, And Very Concise Method. For the Particular Instruction of young Gentlemen, Either at Schools, Colleges, Or the Universities, Or Privately Educated, Attorneys Clerks, And Other Persons; Whereby they Will Acquire a Great Deal More Useful Learning in the Law, Than by Any of the Books yet Published. Carefully Revised, with Additions. London: Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers, 1767. , iv, 202,  pp. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, which are neatly reinforced, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, some chipping to spine ends, rear joint starting at head, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Moderate toning to text, later owner signature to head of title page. $250. * Fourth edition. First published in 1744, This terse but wide-ranging compendium went through 11 more editions by 1792. Typical of Jacob's work, it was aimed at a broad spectrum of readers. Jacob, though certainly interested in boosting sales by attracting the widest audience possible, was an idealist who believed that widespread knowledge of the law would help create a more just society. This is also evident in his other publications, such as A Treatise of Laws (1721), The Common Law Common-Placed (1726) and Every Man His Own Lawyer (1736). English Short-Title Catalogue N10268.
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