A Heartwarming (But Fictional) Autobiography [Stewart, James]. The Life of a Lawyer. Written by Himself. London: Saunders and Benning, 1830. [ii], 421,  pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt rules to calf edges, raised bands, gilt and blind-stamped fillets and lettering piece to spine, gilt decoration to compartments, marbled edges and endpapers. Light rubbing and two small scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing and wear to extremities, corners bumped. Light toning to interior, small spots and stains to a few leaves, small tear to top-edge of leaf T7 (pp. 231-232) without loss to text. $450. * Only edition. This fictional autobiography, attributed to a James Stewart (although sources disagree on which one), follows the life of John Eagle, a young boy orphaned at an early age who dreams of becoming a lawyer. He succeeds with some distinction, eventually becoming Lord High Chancellor and obtaining a wife and son along the way. Not in Wolff.
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