Scarce Nineteenth-Century English Legal Dictionary Ward, Lock and Company, Ltd. Ward and Lock's Popular Law Dictionary: Forming a Concise Compendium of the Common and Statute Law of England and Wales, Including Technical Terms, Historical Memoranda, Legal Points and Practical Suggestions on an Immense Variety of Subjects of General Interest Relating to the Everyday Business and Contingencies of Ordinary Life, Alphabetically Arranged for Ready Reference; With Details on Leading Topics. London: Ward, Lock, and Co.,  487 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary quarter morocco over brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine, marbled edges, a signed binding by Birdsall and Son of Northampton. A few minor nicks to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Light toning to text, light foxing to endleaves. $750. * Only edition. Ward, Locke & Co. published a variety of guide books for the general public. "The title of the work describes its scope: it is a Dictionary of Legal Terms and Phrases, a Compendium of the Existing Law on all subjects likely to affect the interests of persons engaged in the ordinary transactions of everyday life" (Preface). OCLC locates 5 copies worldwide, 1 in North America (at McGill University). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 26:664.
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