Very Handsomely Bound Treasury of Whimsical Anecdotes About London's Temple [Inns of Court]. In the Temple. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1892. [iv], 117,  pp. Quarto (6" x 5"). Contemporary straight-grained morocco by Birdsall & Son Northampton, triple gilt fillets with corner fleurons to boards, Raised bands and gilt title and ornaments to spine, gilt tooling to board edges and text block, gilt inside dentelles, marbled endpapers. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, a few minor scratches to boards. Moderate toning to text, negligible light foxing in a few places, faint floral stain to gutter between pp. 66 and 67, early gift inscription to front endleaf. A handsome volume. $500. * Only edition. This is a light-hearted guide to London's Temple, including its medieval round church. Several of its chapters are reprinted from the Law Gazette and are humorous and sardonic sketches of life and customs among the students, lawyers and clerks of this ancient legal institution. "The first stage on the road to the Woolsack is peculiarly pleasant to travel, since it imposes no greater trouble than is incident to the eating of a certain number of dinners" (80). OCLC locates 4 copies, none in North America.
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