Speeches of Lord Erskine, When at the Bar, on Miscellaneous Subjects.
Courtroom Speeches of Lord Erskine, A Georgetown, DC Imprint Erskine, Thomas Henry, Lord [1750-1823]. [Ridgway, James, Editor]. Speeches of Lord Erskine, When at the Bar, On Miscellaneous Subjects. Georgetown, DC: Published by Joseph Milligan, 1813. 266 pp. 12mo. (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. A few minor marks and scuffs, light to boards, faint early owner name (J.D. Stone) to front board, moderate rubbing to extremities, small chip to foot of spine, front hinge cracked, front free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning and light foxing to interior, upper corner lacking from leaf T (pp. 217-218) with minor loss to text, light soiling, crease, light edgewear, small tear and owner signature (J.D. Stone) dated 1826 to title page. $100. * Reprint of an edition published in London in 1812. This collection of eleven speeches, each with an introduction by Ridgway, concerns treason, riot and assault, adultery and libel. In one of the libel cases, The King v. Cuthell, Erskine successfully defended a bookseller. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2255.
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