Praised by Pollock and Maitland Stephen, Sir James Fitzjames [1829-1894]. A History of the Criminal Law of England. London: Macmillan & Co., 1883. Three volumes. xv, , 576; x, 497; viii, 592 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary pebbled cloth, black-stamped frames to boards, gilt titles and black-stamped fillets to spines. Light rubbing and a few minor rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with light wear to corners, spines slightly darkened, spine ends bumped, hinges staring. Light toning to interiors, several signatures unopened. $250. * Only edition. A work which won high praise from both Pollack and Maitland. "The fact that its author was a practicing lawyer and a judge, gives to its account of many parts of the law, and especially to his analysis of famous trial, the reality and the vividness which comes of practical experience": Holdsworth, The Historians of English Law 77-78.
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