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book #71543
Cooksey, Richard
Essay on the Life and Character of John Lord Somers . . . Also Sketches of an Essay on the Life and Character of Philip Earl of Hardwicke [etc.]
Printed by J. Holl; (for the author.) And sold by J. Bew [etc.], Worcester, 1791.
A principal contemporary account (the only I can locate in book form) of John Somers and Philip Yorke, two of England's pre-eminent early modern lawyers, a rich mix of contributions by Cooksey, Defoe, Walpole, and Jeremiah Bentham, among many others
Later calf, gilt, quite rubbed, label lacking, title trimmed not affecting text, some foxing, ex-library, else (and despite this litany) a good copy
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$ 450.00
equity, biography

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