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Item #79212 Peter and His Enemies, 1859. Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey.

Peter and His Enemies, 1859.

An Acerbic Call for Law Reform With a Dedicatory Preface to Sir Walter Scott Jeffrey, Francis, Lord Jeffrey [1773-1850]. Peter and His Enemies. Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1859. 31, [1] pp. Two woodcut vignettes. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/2"). Disbound pamphlet. Moderate toning, internally clean. Rare. $450. * First edition. Jeffrey was the longtime editor of the Edinburgh Review, a Whig literary journal with notable contributors including Sir Walter Scott. He would go on to a career in Parliament and the Court of Session. Published posthumously, Peter and His Enemies is an acerbic fictional account comparing the life of "Peter Gilchrist" to Scott's character Peter Peebles and intended to expose abuses in the law and advocate for law reform. A second edition was published later in 1859. OCLC locates 3 copies of the first edition, none outside Scotland. Not in the British Museum Catalogue, which lists the second edition.

Price: $450.00

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