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Letters to the Right Honourable Lord Mansfield.
Dublin: printed in the month of July 1773. 1773 - [4], 20, 25-104, 89-196pp, half title. 8vo signed in fours. Text continuous despite erratic pagination. Full contemporary mottled calf, raised & double gilt banded spine, gilt floral devices, red morocco label. Armorial bookplate of the Marquess of Headfort. Nice copy. ESTC T140657. This concerns the Douglas lawsuit, in which the Duke of Hamilton disputed the identity of Archibald Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas, and endeavoured to hinder his succession to the family estates. The Duke, represented by Stuart, failed in his case, and in these letters his lawyer berates the presiding Judge, Lord Mansfield, for his partiality in the proceedings. ESTC records editions printed in January and July 1773, and March 1775. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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