Legal Malpractice? [Trial]. Hamilton, John, Plaintiff. The Case of John Hamilton, Against Joseph Hickey, Attorney: Wherein the Abuses of the Law, Occasionally Hinted at in a Pamphlet Lately Publish'd, Are More Amply Set Forth. [London]: Sold by John Hamilton, at His Lodgings at the Glove and Breeches, The Middle of Swallow-Street, Near St. James's Church, 1751. [ii], 45,  pp. With a half-title. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning, light soiling to exterior. An attractive copy of a scarce title. $450. * Only edition. In this angry, possibly libelous pamphlet, Hamilton claims Hickey, his former attorney, committed legal malpractice in a commercial dispute. Apparently the second part of a two-part pamphlet war, it is a response to Hickey Against Hamilton and Hervey: Or, A Proper Reply to the Case of John Hamilton, As Set Forth by His Honourable Solicitor, In Relation to the Acquittal of Joseph Hickey, Attorney (1751). Taken together, OCLC and the ESTC locate 15 copies, 9 in North America, 1 in a law library (Harvard). English Short-Title Catalogue T20053.
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