A New Law-Dictionary: Containing the Interpretation and Definition of Words and Terms Used in the Law; And Also the Whole Law and Practice Thereof, Under All the Heads and Titles of the Same: Together with Such Informations Relating Thereto, as Explain
A New Law-Dictionary: Containing the Interpretation and Definition of Words and Terms Used in the Law; And Also the Whole Law and Practice Thereof, Under All the Heads and Titles of the Same: Together with Such Informations Relating Thereto, as Explain...
ISBN-13: 9781584773764; ISBN-10: 1584773766. ISBN-13: 9781584773764; ISBN-10: 1584773766. Jacob, Giles. A New Law-Dictionary: Containing, The Interpretation and Definition of Words and Terms used in the Law; and Also the Whole Law, and the Practice Thereof, Under All the Heads and Titles of the Same. Together With Such Informations Relating Thereto, as Explain the History and Antiquity of the Law, and Our Manners, Customs, and Original Government. Collected and Abstracted From All Dictionaries, Abridgments, Institutes, Reports, Year-Books, Charters, Registers, Chronicles, and Histories, Published to This Time. And Fitted for the Use of Barristers, Students, and Practicioners of the Law, Members of Parliament, and Other Gentlemen, Justices of Peace, Clergymen, &c. The Fifth Edition, with Great Additions and Improvements, and the Law-Proceedings Done Into English. To Which is Annexed, a Table of References to All the Arguments and Resolutions of the Lord Chief Justice Holt; in the Several Volumes of the Reports. Unpaginated [828 pp.]. Printed in double columns. Folio (9" x 12"). Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584773764. ISBN-10: 1584773766. Hardcover. New. Reprint of the fifth edition, which was the last published during the author's lifetime. As Cowley pointed out, the New Law-Dictionary (first edition, 1729) was both Jacob's masterpiece and "an entirely new departure in legal literature" that provided a model for several subsequent efforts. In contrast to earlier works, each entry summarizes all of the laws relating to the subject and offers extensive interpretive commentary. Jacob [1686-1744] was also careful to omit obsolete terms. It was recognized almost immediately that Jacob had created a highly useful legal encyclopedia that was both more detailed and concise than any other abridgment of the period. An extremely popular work that went through twelve editions by 1800, it offers unparalleled insights into Anglo-American law during the eighteenth century. Cowley, A Bibliography of Abridgements, Digests, Dictionaries and Indexes to the Year 1800 xc-xci, 244.
Folio, pp.  and unpaginated lexicon in double column; full contemporary calf, red morocco label on spine; lower joint cracked, top of spine chipped level with text block, otherwise a very good, sound copy. Includes "the history and antiquity of the law, and our manners, customs, and original government, collected and abstracted from all dictionaries, abridgments, institutes, commentaries, reports, yearbooks, charters, registers, chronicles, and histories, published to this time." Vancil, p. 119; not in Zischka.
GOOD ONLY due to. Book The eighth edition of this Law dictionary. Giles Jacob was aBritish legal writer whose works included a well-received law dictionary that became the most popular and widespread law dictionary in the newly independent United States. Jacobwas the leading legal writer of his era and healso wrote several literary works. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, rubbed to the spine and to the boards. Small loss to the head and tail of spine. Front board has detached. Rear joint and hinge are tender. Prior owner has practised writing their name to the front and rear endpapers, 'Ward' 1764 and 1768. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with instances of scattered spots throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to front board.
Very Good. Book A scarce reference text defining and interpreting all words, phrases, manners and customs used within law at the time of publication. Intended for the instruction of all young gentlemen, either at schools, colleges, or the universities, or if privately educated, attornies clerks, and other persons; whereby they will acquire a great deal more useful law-learning, than by any of the books yet published. To which is annexed A Table of References to all the Arguments and Resolutions of the Lord Chief Justice Holt; in the Several Volumes of the Reports. Although Giles Jacob was the author of over two dozen legal publications, his law dictionary was by far the most successful. First published in 1729, it reached a tenth edition by 1782; revised editions continued to be published well into the nineteenth century. Its success, according to was due to the fact that it combined a law dictionary with an abridgment. This fifth edition was the last to be published during Jacob's lifetime. Jacob collected and abstracted from many references including dictionaries, institutes, reports, chronicles and year-books. Condition: Re-bound in a calf binding. Externally, sound although a trifle rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright but with light foxing throughout. Ink spills to the text block edge, not encroaching on text. Copperplate ink signatures to endpapers and first page of table. Overall: VERY GOOD.
Good. No Jacket. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Approx 800 pages. 4th edition 1739. Gilt title to spine. Main body of text printed in double columns, enclosed within a plain single line border. A few surface abrasions to spine and boards. Front hinge with a split edge and a little tender but cords holding. Wear and rubbing to extremities. Previous owner's name to front pastedown. Slight loss of ffep towards inner hinge. Private ownership. (r13)
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