A Standard Nineteenth-Century English Evidence Treatise With Extensive American Additions Peake, Thomas [1771-1838]. Bayard, Samuel [1767-1840], American Additions. A Compendium of the Law of Evidence. From the Third London Edition, With Additions: And an Appendix Containing a Digest of American Cases on the Law of Evidence by Samuel Bayard. Philadelphia: Philip H. Nicklin, 1818. xxxii, 460, , xcix; xv, , 134,  pp. Two parts. Each with title page and individual pagination. Title page of second part, by Bayard, dated 1810, has title reading A Digest of American Cases on the Law of Evidence Intended as Notes to Peake's Compendium of the Law of Evidence. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards by Philip Dusel, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, and foxing to text, negligible diminishing faint dampstaining to lower margins of preliminaries and following leaves through p. 8, early owner signature ("Thos W. Malone") in pencil to head of title page. $350. * Later American edition, the only one by Bayard. First published in 1802, this was standard treatise in the first decades of the nineteenth century, both in England and America. Its final edition, the fifth, was published in 1822. An American edition followed in 1824. Bayard was a distinguished lawyer, judge and legal author who practiced and held judicial posts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5096.
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