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The Law of Evidence, With Notes and Additional References to. Sir Geoffrey Gilbert, James Sedgwick.
The Law of Evidence, With Notes and Additional References to...

The Law of Evidence, With Notes and Additional References to...

Final American Edition of a Landmark Treatise on Evidence Gilbert, Sir Geoffrey [1674-1726]. Sedgwick, James [1775-1851], Editor. The Law of Evidence. With Notes and Additional References to Contemporary Writers and Later Cases, And a Complete Table to the Whole, By James Sedgwick. Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1805. [viii], 246, [56] pp. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Later library buckram, gilt title, location number and library name to spine. Light browning, light foxing in places, library stamp to head of title page, a few library markings to verso. $350. * Seventh (stated) edition, the second and final American edition, star-paged to Volume I of the sixth London edition, 1801. Derived from a manuscript and originally published anonymously, this was the first treatise devoted exclusively to evidence. As Holdsworth notes, "[i]t long held its place as the chief book on this topic; and Blackstone is loud in its praises." Indeed, Blackstone recommends it in the section on evidence in the Commentaries for a fuller treatment of the subject. The first American edition was published in 1788. The 1805 Philadelphia edition is drawn from a three-volume work. The two omitted volumes contain additional material by Capel Lofft. Holdsworth, Sources and Literature of English Law 120. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5056.

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