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Notes of Opinions and Judgements Delivered in Different Courts

By Sir John Eardley Wilmot

1802 - London - T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies

9.5" by 7.5", ii, 403pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Very scarce work.

A fascinating collection of essays evolved from the musings of the eminent lawyer Sir John Eardley Wilmot's time in Chancery, with reference to contemporary cases.

With a portrait frontispiece.

Sir John Eardley Wilmot (17091792) was an English judge, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas from 1766 to 1771. As a young barrister, John Eardley Wilmot was taken up by Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot, who was Lord Chancellor from 1733 to 1737, Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, the next Lord Chancellor, 1737 to 1756, and Sir Dudley Ryder, an Attorney General and Lord Chief Justice. William Blackstone, author of the famous Commentaries on the Laws of England (four volumes, 17651769) was one of Wilmot's close friends. In August 1766, Wilmot became Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and in September 1766 joined the Privy Council. In 1770, he again refused appointment as Lord Chancellor, and in January 1771 resigned as Chief Justice.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding. Externally worn. The front board is detached but present, the rear joint cracked. Internally, fimrly bound. Intermittently bright, the majority of pages being heavily foxed. Overall: GOOD ONLY.


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