The Law of Evidence, By a Late Learned Judge, In This Edition, The...
The First English Book on Evidence [Gilbert, Sir Geoffrey (1674-1726)]. The Law of Evidence. By a Late Learned Judge. In this Edition, The Errors in the Irish Edition have been Corrected, The Original References Carefully Compared, And Many New References Added, Particularly to the Late Sir John Strange's Reports. With a Complete Table to the Whole. London: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1756. [iv], 289,  pp. Title page preceded by one-page publisher advertisement. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Later library cloth, red and black calf lettering pieces to spine. Light soiling, some chipping to edges of lettering pieces. Light browning and occasional light foxing to text, tiny inkspots to a few leaves, later library stamp and two owner signatures ("Robert Hunter Morris/ A.D. 1820" and "R.I. Morris") to head of title page, a few brief library annotations to verso. $650. * First London edition, a revised reissue of the first edition, Dublin, 1754. "In this edition, the errors in the Irish edition have been corrected, the original references carefully compared, and many new references added, particularly to the late Sir John Strange's Reports. With a complete table to the whole." Derived from a manuscript and originally published anonymously, this was the first treatise devoted exclusively to evidence. "[I]t long held its place as the chief book on this topic; and Blackstone is loud in its praises": Holdsworth, Sources and Literature of English Law 120. English Short-Title Catalogue N10430.
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