"Lunatics, Idiots, & Persons of Unsound Mind" Phillips, Charles Palmer. The Law Concerning Lunatics, Idiots, & Persons of Unsound Mind. London: Butterworths, 1858. xxxi, 473 pp. Octavo (8-3/8" x 5"). Later library cloth, red and black lettering pieces and paper shelf label to spine, endpapers renewed. Light shelfwear and soiling, light toning to text, embossed library stamps and a few clean tears to title page, fore-edge mended, library marks to verso, another embossed stamp and clean short tear to following leaf. $500. * Only edition. According to its preface, this book presents "in a concise form the law of Idiots, Lunatics, and Persons of Unsound Mind, and the modern practice of our Courts relating thereto, whether founded on Acts of Parliament, General Orders, or the numerous decisions to be found in the Reports." Its intended audience was not limited to the legal profession, but to "various persons who have the management and superintendence of the public and private asylums now existing in all parts of the country." OCLC locates 11 copies in North American law libraries. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:279.
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