"A Complete and Satisfactory Work" Gresley, Richard Newcombe [1804-1837]. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence in the Courts of Equity. Philadelphia: P.H. Nicklin & T. Johnson, 1837. [iii], [ix]-xl, 564 (i.e. 464) pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and faint spotting to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, tiny chip to head of spine, corners bumped, hinges cracked. Light browning to interior, light foxing in a few places, faint dampstaining to upper corners of several leaves at rear of text. $450. * First American edition, reprinted from the first London edition (1836). Marvin notes: "The author is the first to present the evidence applicable to a difficult and important subject, and he has given the profession a complete and satisfactory work." A second London edition was published in 1847. It was reprinted in America by two different publishers in 1848. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 350. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5069.
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