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Dodderidge, John
The English Lawyer. Describing A Method for the managing of the Lawes of this Land. And expressing the best qualities requisite in the Student Practizer Judges and Fathers of the same. S.T.C. 6981. Quarto
Printed by the Assignes of I. More Esq., London, 1631.
Only edition of Dodderidge's principal work, his singular attempt to determine the qualities of the lawyer and law student, and to probe the fundamental nature of law, his "scholarship reach[ing] far beyond that of most contemporary lawyers"
Contemporary speckled calf, neatly and unobtrusively rebacked, showing some wear, light browning, yet an appealing copy
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$ 3500.00
philosophy of law
Dodderidge, John and ?Francis Bacon
The Lawyers Light: Or, A due direction for the study of the Law; for Methode. Choyce of Bookes moderne. Selection of Authours . . . To which is annexed for the affinitie of the Subject, another Treatise, called The Use of the Law. S.T.C. 6983; Gibson 192
Imprinted at London for Beniamin Fisher [etc.], London, 1629.
First editions of both works, the first recently termed "[t]he most remarkable book in this genre [stating the law's fundamental grounds and maxims]" and the second possibly (if doubted) Bacon's, to be printed with his 'Maxims' the following year
Contemporary vellum lightly rubbed and neatly repaired, the spine hand-lettered, light browning, else a good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
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$ 3000.00

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