1804 Edition of a Standard Nineteenth-Century Evidence Treatise with Contemporary Annotations Peake, Thomas [1771-1838]. A Compendium of the Law of Evidence. Walpole, NH: Published by Thomas & Thomas, 1804. xvi (i.e. xiv), 199 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary sheep covered in a contemporary blue paper book cover affixed to pastedowns, hand-lettered title to spine. Light rubbing and fading, early owner bookplate of William Lincoln to front pastedown, inscription of Edwin Conant to front free endpaper, another Conant signature to head of title page. Light browning to text, light foxing in a few places, crack in text block between front free endpaper and following endleaf. $250. * Second American edition. First published in 1802, this was standard treatise in the first decades of the nineteenth century, both in England and America. Its final edition, the fifth, was published in 1822. Lincoln [1802-1843] and Conant [1810-1891] were lawyers in Worcester. Lincoln published a history of that city. In addition to practicing law, Conant was a prominent businessman and philanthropist. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5092.
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