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COLLIER, John Payne)

Criticisms on the Bar; including strictures on the principal counsel practising in the courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, Chancery, and Exchequer. By Amicus Curiæ. FIRST BOOK EDITION. 12mo.

      W. Simpkin and R. Marshall. 1819 - Half title. Uncut and partially unopened in orig. drab boards, cloth spine, recent paper label; spine faded & rubbed. First published - except for two additional chapters - in the "Examiner" in 1818. A series of critical articles on the declining state of the English Bar; the first being a summary of the fall from grace of a once celebrated profession and the remainder consisting of attacks on individual barristers: 'of wit or humour Mr. Marryat has not a particle: he probably never made nor relished a joke in his life . His greatest excellence is zeal, and his greatest defect ignorance'. Known primarily as a controversial Shakesperian critic and forger, Collier's "Criticisms on the Bar" is an early example of his remarkable lack of judgement. It is not surprising that, having entered Middle Temple in 1811, he was not called to the bar until 1829! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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