An Historical Treatise of an Action or Suit at Law, London, 1823.
"Boote's Suit at Law" Boote, R[ichard] [d. 1782]. Crompton, George [d. 1787]. Sellon, B[aker] J[ohn] [1762-1835]. An Historical Treatise of an Action or Suit at Law; And of the Proceedings Used in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, From the Original Process to Judgment. To Which is Prefixed an Historical Treatise of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas. By Geo. Crompton, Esq. And B.J. Sellon, Serjeant at Law. With Considerable Additions. London: Printed for J. Butterworth and Son., 1823. xvi, 294 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Later library cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to interior, light soiling to endleaves, small library stamps to title page and a few other leaves. $250. * Sixth edition. This popular work was first published in London in 1766 and was generally referred to as "Boote's Suit at Law." It went through several editions, the last one in 1839. "The history of procedure [in the eighteenth century] is represented by [this book]. It is an able summary of which I have made use of in a preceding volume of this History. One of the objects of the book was to lay a foundation for some very necessary reforms in this branch of the law, the need for which was clearly explained by the author" (Holdsworth). There is only one difference between the two issues of this title: the printer name is given as "H. Watts" in one and "Henry Watts" in the other. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:411. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:258.
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