A Treatise on the Law of Evidence, Second Edition, 1815.
A Popular Practitioner's Guide to Evidence Phillipps, S[amuel] M[arch]. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence. London: Printed by A. Strahan for J. Butterworth and Son, 1815. xxxvi, 520 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Original plain publisher's boards, rebacked in paper retaining existing spine label, edges untrimmed. Moderate rubbing and light soiling to boards, light rubbing to joints, negligible light soiling to spine, lower left corner of spine label lacking, rubbing and light wear to board edges, corners bumped and worn, hinges cracked, light foxing to endpapers, pencil drawing to front free endpaper, pencil annotations to rear pastedown and free endpaper. Light toning to interior, occasional light foxing, light soiling and marginal pencil marks in a few places. $350. * Second London edition. Phillipps "set out to expound the principles of his subject in a clear and systematic way. Rather than trying to provide a compendium of all authorities, he mainly used cases as examples to illustrate problems and points of practice as well as legal rules" (Twining). Written with the primary goal of utility to practitioners, the work was highly popular. It went through 10 London editions, the first in 1814 and the last in 1852, and additional American and Dublin editions were also published. Twining, Rethinking Evidence 46. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:279.
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