Book #74449
Item #74449 Juridical Arguments and Collections. 2-Volume Set. Francis Hargrave.
Juridical Arguments and Collections. 2-Volume Set.

Juridical Arguments and Collections. 2-Volume Set.

Collected Writings and Speeches of a Notable Eighteenth-Century English Lawyer Hargrave, Francis [1741?-1821]. Juridical Arguments and Collections. London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1797-1799. [vi], xv, 570, liii; [viii], 391, [1], xxiv pp. Half-title lacking from Volume I, that of Volume II misbound after title page. Quarto (10-3/4" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering pieces, gilt fillets and gilt volume numbers to spines. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge of Volume I cracked, owner name (Harwood Shephard Mills) and small bookseller ticket to front pastedowns. Moderate toning to interiors, light foxing in places, light soiling to title pages. $1,250. * Only edition. Hargrave is remembered today as the most prominent of the five advocates who defended James Somersett in the 1772 case that determined the legal status of slaves in England. As Holdsworth attests, he was also a first-class jurist and legal historian, an opinion echoed by later legal historians. Juridical Arguments is a collection of his tracts, opinions and courtroom speeches on marriage, equity, writs of error in criminal cases and other topics. Holdsworth, A History of English Law 12:410. English Short-Title Catalogue T146969.

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