One of Blackstone's Closest Friends [Wilmot, Sir John Eardley (1709-1792)]. Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Sir John Eardley Wilmot, Knt. Late Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and One of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council: With Some Original Letters. London: Printed by Luke Hansard, And Sold by T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1802. [ii]; [vi], 77 pp. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece. [Bound with] Wilmot, Sir John Eardley. Notes of Opinions and Judgments Delivered in Different Courts by the Right Honourable Sir John Eardley Wilmot, Knt. Late Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, And One of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council. London: Printed by L. Hansard, and sold by T. Cadell, jun. and W. Davies, 1802. [iv], ii, 403 pp. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece, which is bound before frontispiece of Memoirs. Quarto (10-3/4" x 8-1/2"). Later three-quarter calf over pebbled cloth, raised bands, red and black lettering pieces and library label to spine, edges, rouged, marbled endpapers. Light soiling and a few minor nicks to boards, moderate rubbing extremities, joints just starting at ends, front hinges cracked, front free endpapers detached. Light toning to interior, light soiling to frontispieces and title page of Memoirs. $750. * Memoirs; first edition; Notes: only edition. Wilmot was Chief Justice of the Common Pleas from 1766 to 1771 and one of Blackstone's closest friends. (Memoirs includes texts of a few Blackstone letters.) Notes report cases from 1757 to 1770. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:936. Wallace, The Reporters 446.
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