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H.B. Swoope [Henry Bucher Swoope (1831-1874)] et al.
[Sammelband of 1852 to 1864 Pennsylvania Supreme Court Arguments made by H.B. Swoope, Attorney]
[Various imprints, mostly Clearfield, Pennsylvania, 1852-1864]. Various paginations. Sammelband. 7½ x 5 inches. Contemporary sheep binding with red and black spine labels: "Supreme Court Arguments" and "To Jan. 1, 1864. H.B. Swoope"; edges of covers blind ruled. Pencil docketing numbers. Ownership inscription on endpaper: "H.B. Swoope". Spine rubbed; both boards and front free endpaper detached; text block very good with sporadic light staining, foxing, and creasing. (Accompanied by Swoope's book label or bookplate mounted on a separate book cover: "Library of H. Bucher Swoope, Clearfield, Pa.") Sammelband of rare and ephemeral law pamphlets kept by attorney Henry Bucher Swoope (1831-1874) of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. These 21 pamphlets-virtually all of which bear Clearfield [Borough], Pennsylvania imprints -comprise pleas, ejectments, paper books, arguments, etc. involving Swoope and span the years 1852, when he was first admitted to the bar, to 1864. Notable here is Swoope's appeal of the murder conviction of Irish immigrant John Cathcart (see 9 and 10 below). The court refused a re-trial. "H. Bucher Swoope was one of the leading lawyers of Pennsylvania and as an advocate had few equals. He was also prominent in politics, having been chairman of the American party when that organization captured the state government and elected Pollock Governor.... [He was] a strong supporter of President Lincoln and the war to preserve the Union, organizing and commanding a company of soldiers to assist in repelling the rebel invasion of Pennsylvania... Mr. Swoope was the found … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ian Brabner, Rare Americana, LLC [United States]
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