Notable for Its Insight Into the English Reception of Roman Law Hallifax, Samuel [1733-1790]. An Analysis of the Roman Civil Law; In Which a Comparison is, Occasionally, Made Between the Roman Laws and Those of England: Being the Heads of a Course of Lectures Publicly Read in the University of Cambridge. Cambridge: Printed by J. Archdeacon and J. Burges, 1795. viii, vii-xxiv, , 175,  pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Later cloth, calf lettering piece and paper shelf label to spine, endpapers renewed. Some soiling, light shelfwear, some rubbing to lettering piece, front free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning, early owner signature, faint library mark, embossed stamp and inkstamp to title page, a few library markings to its verso. $250. * Fourth edition. In 1774 Hallifax, Bishop of Gloucester, Regius Professor of Civil Law at Cambridge University and teacher of Sir Henry Maine, offered a course of lectures on "the Roman Civil Law." According to the Dictionary of National Biography, they were "attended by persons of the highest rank and fortune at the university." The lectures were published that year and reissued in 1775, 1779, 1795, 1818 and 1836. English Short-Title Catalogue T146830.
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