Extraordinary Cases. New York, 1896. Three-quarter morocco binding
"Extraordinary Cases" of a Notable Nineteenth-Century Lawyer Clinton, Henry Lauren [1820-1899]. Extraordinary Cases. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1896. ix, 403 pp. With a tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece of Clinton. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4). Contemporary three-quarter morocco over cloth boards, gilt rules to morocco edges, gilt-edge raised bands, gilt fillets and author name and title to spine, marbled endpapers, top-edge gilt, fore and bottom-edges untrimmed. Light fading to spine. Light toning to interior, lower corner of pp. 141-142 lacking without loss to text. A handsome copy. $650. * First edition. Clinton was a notable nineteenth-century lawyer. He was one of the prosecutors of William "Boss" Tweed and one of the defense attorneys in the murder trial of Richard Croker, and was later counsel in a number of important contested will cases. Here, he chronicles twenty-nine cases which he felt were curious or exceptional. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:403.
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