Stephen, Sir James Fitzjames [1829-1894]. A General View of the Criminal Law of England. London: Macmillan and Co., 1890. ix, 399 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary pebbled cloth, black-stamped frames to boards, gilt title and black-stamped fillets to spines. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, which are bumped, hinges starting, crack in text block between front free endpaper and half-title, bookplate of Van Vechten Veeder to front pastedown, moderate toning to interior. $250. * Second edition. "When it appeared in 1883 it was probably the best modern history of a particular branch of English law that had yet appeared in England. It won high praise from Pollock and Maitland." (Holdsworth). Also a successful New York City attorney, Van Vechten Veeder [1867-1942] was United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Holdsworth, The Historians of Anglo-American Law 78.
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