ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLES OF CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE ILLUSTRATED BY NUMEROUS CASES BY THE LATE WILLIAMS WILLS, ESQ. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. FIFTH ENGLISH EDITION (1902)
Item #: 60701
Pages: xii, 448 pp.
Published: Boston; Boston Book Co.; 1905. Reprinted in 2007.
Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, COMPARATIVE LAW, UNITED KINGDOM, LEGAL EDUCATION
This fifth edition and first authorized American edition ofan English legal standard written by William Wills andedited by his son, Sir Alfred Wills, a Judge of the EnglishHigh Court, with American notes on cases provided by twoAmerican law professors. The 1862 edition was largelyappropriated inthe 1896 publication in Philadelphia of awork with a similar title by an author of a similar name,drawing strong criticism of American copyright law by JudgeWills in he Preface to this edition. "The English editor haswell perpetuated the spirit of the original by hisillustrations from modern trials. The footprints, thebloodstains, the laundry numbers on the linen...thesefamiliar stage-accessories of crime and detection reappearin new varieties to illustrate and to convince." - J.H.W.20 Harv. L. Rev. 20:82-83 (1906-1907)
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