A Scarce 1804 English Guide to Legal Study Bridgman, Richard Whalley. Reflections on the Study of Law. In Two Parts. Addressed First, to the Nobility and Gentry, as the Hereditary and Elective Senators of the Nation. And Secondly, to those Gentlemen who Propose to Study The Law, with a View to Professional Practice. London: Brooke and Clarke, Bell Yard, Temple Bar, 1804. [iv], vi, [viii], 143 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, endpapers renewed, title page and following leaf re-hinged. Moderate toning, library inkstamp and faint embossed stamp to title page, two brief library marks to verso. An appealing copy of a scarce title in a handsome binding. $1,250. * Only edition. Bridgman's handbook was addressed to the gentry, law students and "every man of letters." It discusses methods of legal study, worthwhile books and such topics as civil and canon law, inns of courts, wills, classical learning, elocution and wit. OCLC locates 13 copies, 6 in North American law libraries (Harvard, University of Cincinnati, UC-Davis, University of Moncton, University of Tulsa, US Supreme Court). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:42.
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