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Erskine, Thomas
Autograph Document Signed, possibly in Erskine's hand and definitely signed by him ("Thomas Erskine"), in ink, dated March 9, 1787, ten lines plus five supplementary lines, about 5x8 inches, cast in the form of a promissory note
Not applicable, Hartford, 1787.
The humorous wager between Erskine and Samuel Shepherd (the two being travelling companions during legal vacations) in which Erskine gives 100 to 1 odds that he will never be appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Kings Bench or of Common Pleas
One sheet, four folds, a few chips affecting one or two words, but the main text entirely legible with good margins, crisp with very light browning
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$ 650.00
Dugdale, William
Origines Juridiciales, or Historical Memorials of the English Laws, Courts of Justice, Forms of Tryal, Punishment in Cases Criminal, Law-Writers, Law-Books . . . Inns of Court and Chancery [etc.]. Third edition. Wing D2490
Printed for Christop. Wilkinson [and two others] [etc.], London, 1680.
The foremost early treatise devoted to the history of the legal profession (particularly to the Inns of Court), still of value, termed "a pioneering work . . . and influential" by Dr. Baker and "the chief authority" by Holdsworth; with the 7 plates
Contemporary calf, ex-library, the front board detached and the title and first leaf loose; with the armorial bookplate of Charles, Viscount Bruce
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$ 850.00
Inns of Court, criminal law, biography

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