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The English Lawyer, Describing A Method for the Managing of the Lawes

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The English Lawyer, Describing A Method for the Managing of the Lawes

by Dodderidge, Sir John; Doddridge, Sir John

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1631. London, 1631. Sole edition. London, 1631. Sole edition. Advice for the Seventeenth-Century English Law Student Doddridge, Sir John [1555-1628]. 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. London: Printed by the Assignes of I. More Esq, 1631. [viii], 271, [1] pp. Quarto (7" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing to extremities, a few shallow scuffs to boards, pastedowns lacking. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light soiling to title page, finger smudges and other marks to a few leaves, annotations in contemporary hand to endleaves, which are somewhat soiled. A handsome copy. $2,500. * Only edition. Doddridge wrote this book to advise law students. Among other points, such as suggested readings and advice concerning personal demeanor, he urges the student to acquire a solid liberal-arts education that emphasizes subjects with practical application, such as logic and etymology. Regarding the specifics of legal education, he discusses the best methods of study and information on the sources and principles of English law. Holdsworth said it was the "most notable" book of its kind. As distinguished a jurist as Coke and Bacon, Doddridge was a counselor of the King's Bench, a Serjeant for Prince Henry, Solicitor-General, a Member of Parliament and the author of five important works, all published posthumously. Holdsworth, A History of English Law V:397-398. English Short-Title Catalogue S109764.


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