"Law Reform is Universally Demanded" Fane, [Robert George] C[ecil] [1796-1864]. Ministry of Justice: Its Necessity as an Instrument of Law Reform. London: [Spottiswoode and Shaw], 1848. 23,  pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Recent stiff wrappers, printed paper title panel to front. Light toning, light foxing to a few leaves, author presentation inscription to "the Hble P.J. Locke King" to front head of half-title. $250. * Only separate edition. Fane, a bankruptcy commissioner, argues: "The necessity for a Minister of Justice becomes daily more and more evident. Law reform is universally demanded. (...) Turn where you will, you find in the law itself, in the construction of the courts which administer it, and in the construction of the Acts of Parliament which profess to mend, but only botch it, something which everybody complains of. A spirit of inquiry, a thirst for reform, is abroad." Fane's essay was originally printed in the May 1848 issue of the Law Review. OCLC locates 13 copies, 3 in North America, 1 in a law library (Columbia).
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