"Rudiments of the Law" Jacob, Giles [1686-1744]. A Law Grammar; Or Rudiments of the Law: Compiled From The Grounds, Principles, Maxims, Terms, Words of Art, Rules, And Moot Points of Our Law, In a New, Easy, And Very Concise Method. For the Particular Instruction of Young Gentlemen, Either at Schools, Colleges, Or the Universities, Or if Privately Educated, Attornies Clerks, And Other Persons; Whereby They Will Acquire a Great Deal More Useful Law-Learning Than by Any of the Books yet Publish'd. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, (Assignee of Edw. Sayer, Esq;) for Aaron Ward, 1744. [ii], iv, 138,  pp. Publisher advertisement facing title page. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary plain flexible calf with yapp edges, raised bands and traces of lettering piece to spine, untrimmed edges. Light rubbing and some faint inskspots, a few short tears and minor wear to edges, pastedowns starting to detach, but secure. Light toning to text, slightly heavier in places, light soiling to endleaves. $850. * First edition. This terse but wide-ranging compendium went through 11 more editions by 1792. Typical of Jacob's work, it was aimed at a broad spectrum of readers. Jacob, though certainly interested in boosting sales by attracting the widest audience possible, was an idealist who believed that widespread knowledge of the law would help create a more just society. This is also evident in his other publications, such as A Treatise of Laws (1721), The Common Law Common-Placed (1726) and Every Man His Own Lawyer (1736). English Short-Title Catalogue N10270.
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