The Lawyers Light [and The Use of Law] : London 1629. John Doddridge, Francis Bacon.

The Lawyers Light [and The Use of Law] : London 1629

Amsterdam: Da Capo Press / Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, 1973.

Reprint Ed. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #7142
ISBN: 9022105881

Library stamps/marks/labels/slip/pocket, light spine sun, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Original title page reads: The lawyers light: or, A due direction for the study of the law ... written by the Reuerend and learned professor thereof, I.D. To which is annexed for the affinitie of the subject, another treatise, called The vse of the law. Imprinted at London for Beniamin Fisher, and are to be sold at his shop in Aldersgate Street, at the signe of the Talbot. 1629. Attribution of "The use of the law" to Francis Bacon is doubtful. Cf. STC, Gibson, DNB. "A pirated treatise, The Lawyers Light, appeared posthumously in 1629, and an authorized version of the same was incorporated into The English Lawyer, published in 1631. Because every law student had already learned rhetoric, grammar, and logic in grammar school and the university, there was no need for Doddridge to cover the rudiments in The English Lawyer. He focuses instead on applying logic (chiefly Aristotle's topics) to the student's difficult task of managing English common and case law and to deriving material for arguing cases." - Edward A Malone (ed); British Rhetoricians and Logicians, 1500-1660 Second Series; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 281; page 364. Also contains the first edition of The Use of Law as a pendant to the work; authorship by Francis Bacon is disputed. Two interesting early English legal tracts in one volume. ; The English Experience: Its Record in Early Printed Books Published in Facsimile; Ex-Library; Vol. 588; 119, 93 pages.

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