A New Law Dictionary; Comprehending A General Abridgment Of The Law, On A More Extensive Plan Than Has Hitherto Been Attempted: Containing Not Only: A ... With Regard To Theory And Practice...4 Vols.
A New Law Dictionary; Comprehending a General Abridgment of the Law, on a More Extensive Plan Than Has Hitherto Been Attempted: Containing Not Only: A ... with Regard to Theory and Practice...4 Vols.
Reprint of the rare original edition. Originally published: London: Printed for W. and J. Stratford, 1797-98. "This four-volume work was the culmination of an 18th-century bloodline that began in 1729 with the appearance of Giles Jacob's New Law-Dictionary, which appeared in 11 editions through 1782. Jacob started a new genre: the law dictionary that was also an "abridgement"--that is, an alphabetically arranged restatement of the whole law, subject by subject. (...) His four-volume set (as ultimately published) has remained one of the most obscure law dictionaries ever. Copies are extremely rare today: few libraries, even at the institutions that have specifically built up their holdings in law dictionaries, possess one. I, for example, was never able to examine a copy until the page proofs of this reprint were made available to me. My guess is that no more than 100 were printed. Fewer than a dozen copies are known to exist. The book has therefore received scant attention." --From the Introduction by Bryan A. Garner.