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Author:      Purves, J.A.
Title:       The Law and Lawyers Laid Open, in Twelve Visions.  To which is
             Added, Plain Truth, in Three Dialogues, Between Truman, Skinall,
             Dryboots, Three Attorneys, and Season a Bencher
Publisher:   Printed for T. Woodman, at Camden's Head in Round-Court [etc.],
             London, 1737.
Description: Only edition of an imaginative proposal for extensive law reform
             (based on the author's Twelve Visions), patterned upon Cervantes'
             contemporary, Francisco Quevedo, and conceiving a Court of the
             Underworld before which the law is found wanting
Condition:   Contemporary speckled calf, gilt, joints just cracking but firm,
             clean and even pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:     W-78789                Price: $    1500.00
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