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Doderidge, Sir John; Dodderidge; Sir F. Pollock
The Lawyers Light: Or a Due Direction For the Study of the Law
1629. Doderidge (Doddridge), Sir John [1555-1628]. The Lawyers Light: Or a Due Direction For the Study of the Law; For Methode, Choyce of Books Moderne, Selection of Authours of More Antiquitie, Application of Either, Accommodation of Divers Other Useful Requisits. All Tending to the Speedy and More Easie Attayning of the Knowledge of the Common Law of this Kingdome. With Necessary Cautions Against Certaine Abuses or Oversights, Aswell in the Practitioner as Student. Written by the Reverent and Learned Professor Thereof, I.D. To Which is Annexed for the Affinitie of the Subject, Another Treatise, Called the Use of the Law. London: Benjamin Fisher, 1629. [xvi], 119, [1]; [viii], 93, [3] pp. Two parts, each with title page. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, recently rebacked in period style, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge. A few small scuffs to boards, rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners. "F. Pollock/ Linc: Inn/ 1889" to verso of title page. Woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Toning, light soiling to title page, spark burns to a few leaves, some edgewear and offsetting to endleaves. A nice copy with an appealing association. * Only edition. Sir John Dodderidge, or Doddridge, a judge during the reign of Charles I, was a formidably learned jurist who was both a common lawyer and a civilian who held a D.C.L. from Cambridge. Held in high esteem by Holdsworth, he is best known for English Lawyer: Describing a Method for the Managing of the Laws of this Land (1631). He may also be the actual author of William Sheppard' … [Click Below for Full Description]
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