The Book of the Bench; with thirty-nine reproductions in colour from paintings by "Spy" and other cartoonists

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Book Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [front hinge cracked but holding, otherwise a good sound copy; moderate wear to cloth at extremities, one-inch tear in cloth at top rear hinge, another tiny tear in cloth at top of spine; internally quite clean, with all plates present and in excellent condition]. (tipped-on color plates) An illustrated directory of prominent British judges and lawyers of the time, with each color plate accompanied by a one- or two-page biography. It starts at the top, with The Right Honourable Lord High Chancellor and The Right Honourable Lord Chief Justice of England, and proceeds through seventeen additional Right Honourables, fifteen mere Honourables, and an assortment of other characters such as The Recorder of London and His Honour Judge Francis Bacon -- and even a couple of guys who are apparently not Honourable at all. By these accounts, however, they were all a bunch of fine, upstanding fellows. A sample comment: "He is a quiet, kindly, considerate gentleman, wholly free from conceit, in whose keeping the wholesome traditions of the English Bench for good sense in civil matters and for humanity in criminal are quite safe." ("Humanity in criminal"? Perhaps a Freudian typo?) ***NOTE: Additional shipping charges for this heavy book may apply for non-U.S. customers, or for Priority Mail shipping within the U.S.; if this causes you concern, please inquire before placing your order.***

Title: The Book of the Bench; with thirty-nine reproductions in colour from paintings by "Spy" and other cartoonists

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Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, James Mackenzie Limited: 1909

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 24617

Keywords: Barristers Solicitors Lawyers Judges British Courts Legal System