Catalog

LAWYERS' MERRIMENTS.

Murray, David


Item #: 8549

Pages: xiv,302p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.

Subjects: LEGAL PROFESSION, LEGAL ANECDOTES

Murray surveys literature based on legal texts written bylawyers for their amusement, and the amusement of theirpeers. Much of this genre is humorous; it includes suchforms as law lyrics, whimsical disssertations, reports inverse and facetious precedents. Other examples, such asproverbs and memorial verses, have a didactic intent. Afinal group includes elegantly written legal works andexamples based on literary conventions. Moving from thetextual to the visual, Murray also considers illustrated lawbooks and legal livres de luxe. An appealing survey, it isa useful starting point for further research into thisfascinating but little-examined field.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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