Book #74554
Item #74554 Adventures of an Attorney in Search of Practice, Or, A Delineation. Sir George Stephen, Stephen Sir James, S. Warren.
Adventures of an Attorney in Search of Practice, Or, A Delineation...

Adventures of an Attorney in Search of Practice, Or, A Delineation...

The Tribulations and Triumphs of the Novice Attorney [Stephen, Sir George (1789-1859), Attributed]. [Stephen, Sir James (1789-1859), Attributed]. [Warren, Samuel (1807-1877), Attributed]. Adventures of an Attorney in Search of Practice. Or, A Delineation of Professional Life. London: Saunders and Otley, 1839. iv, 407, [1] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over pebbled cloth, lettering piece, raised bands, gilt fillets, blind fillets and ornaments to spine, marbled edges Light fabing to spine, light rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends and corners, early armorial bookplate to front pastedown (of James Aiken), rear hinge cracked. Light toning to interior, offsetting to margins of endleaves. A handsome copy. $450. * First edition. A popular novel that went through several English and American edditions during the nineteenth century, Adventures of an Attorney in Search of Practice recounts the trials, tribulations and (often small) triumphs of a novice attorney. Its authorship is a matter of dispute. The likeley author is Stephen, a notable lawyer and leader of England's anti-slavery movement. Some sources say it is Warren, a barrister who wrote several novels and sketches with legal themes, such as Ten-Thousand a Year (1st. ed., 1841). A few sources attribute the work Sir George's brother, Sir James Stephen, a lawyer and influential undersecretary of state for the colonies who played a key role in teh abolition of slavery in the colonies.

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