A Lawyer of "Great Learning and Profoundness" Bridgman, Sir John. Reports of that Grave and Learned Judge, Sir John Bridgman, Knight; Serjeant at Law, Sometime Chief Justice of Chester. To Which are Added Two Exact Tables, The One of the Cases, And the Other of the Principal Matters Therein Contained. London: Printed by Tho. Roycroft for H. Twyford [et al.], 1659. [vi], 142,  pp. Folio (11" x 7 1/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style with gilt-edged raised bands, blind ornaments and retained contemporary lettering piece, endpapers renewed, hinges mended. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges with wear to corners, library bookplate to front pastedown, small embossed library stamps to front free endpaper, title page and following three leaves. Moderate toning to text, early underlining and annotations in a few places. $450. * Second edition. Reports cases in the Court of Common Pleas 1613-1621. Marvin describes Bridgman as a lawyer of "great learning and profoundness in the knowledge of the laws of England." A case on page 35, Townley v. Sherbourne, is cited as a leading case on the doctrine of how far a person is liable for the acts and receipts of a co-trustee. Williams [1777-1861] was the chief justice of Connecticut. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 148. Wallace, The Reporters 248.
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