NEW LAW DICTIONARY; COMPREHENDING A GENERAL ABRIDGMENT OF THE LAW, ON A MORE EXTENSIVE PLAN THAT HAS...
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Published: OE; Printed for W. and J. Stratford; Reprinted in 2011.
Reprint of the rare original edition. "This four-volume workwas the culmination of an 18th-century bloodline that beganin 1729 with the appearance of Giles Jacob's New LawDictionary, which appeared in 11 editions through 1782.Jacob started a new genre: the law dictionary that was alsoan "abridgment" - that is, an alphabetically arrangedrestatement of the whole law, subject by subject. (...) Hisfour-volume set (as ultimately published) has remained oneof the most obscure law dictionaries ever. Copies areextremely rare today: few libraries, even at theinstitutions that have specifically built up their holdingsin law dictionaries, possess one. Fewer than a dozen copiesare known to exist.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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