An Ambitious and Sophisticated English Layman's Guide from 1791 [Great Britain]. A Law Grammar: Or, An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of English Jurisprudence. Containing Rudiments and Illustrations of 1. The Laws of Nature, 2. The Law of God, 3. The Law of Nations, 4. The Law Politic, 5. The Civil Law, 6. The Common Law, 7. The Law of Reason, 8. General Customs, 9. Established Maxims, 10. The Roman Code, 11. The Canon Law, 12. The Marine Law, 13. The Military Law, 14. The Forest Law, 15. The Game Law, 16. The Statute Law, 17. The Municipal Law, 18. The Rights of Persons, 19. The Rights of Things, 20. Civil Injuries, 21. Modes of Redress, 22. Crimes & Misdemeanors, 23. Modes of Punishment, 24. The Courts of Justice, 25. The Vocabula Artis, 26. A General Index. Dublin: James Moore, 1791.  pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor stains and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to spine and board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, minor chips and edgewear to a few leaves, light soiling to title page. $750. * Reissue of the only London edition, 1791, to which it is star-paged. More ambitious and sophisticated than a typical layman's guide, this anonymous work was clearly intended for a well-educated reader or aspiring lawyer. It provides an overview of common, Roman and other legal systems, a chapter-length law dictionary and an annotated collection of 158 maxims. It is side-noted throughout to passages in books by such authors as Blackstone, Coke, Hawkins, Littleton, Montesquieu and Pufendorf. English Short-Title Catalogue T123294.
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