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Was it a Pistol? A Nut For Lawyers. Washington, DC, 1890. William Russell Smith.

Was it a Pistol? A Nut For Lawyers. Washington, DC, 1890

"A Nut for Lawyers" Smith, William Russell [1815-1896]. Was it a Pistol? A Nut For Lawyers. Washington, D.C.: R.H. Darby, 1890. 110 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in stiff printed wrappers, deckle edges, tipped-in publisher advertisement to front wrapper. Moderate soiling and a few minor stains to wrappers, some wear to spine ends and corners, moderate toning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves. $350. * Only edition. A trial in the form of eight humorous poems: "The Testimony and Defense," "The Judge's Charge to the Jury," "The Recess," "The Court Reassembles," "The Charivari," "Was It Contempt" "The Hung Jury" and "The Judge's Homily." OCLC locates 8 copies, 2 in law libraries (Library of Congress, Yale).

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