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19th century legal textbook on pleading in civil actions 1808 1st American edition (Edit)

Lawes, Edward. An Elementary Treatise on Pleading in Civil Actions by Edward Lawes, of the Inner Temple. Portsmouth, N.H.: Published by Thomas and Tappan From the Press of S. Sewall, 1808. First American Edition from the First London Edition. 246 pages, 8vo (about 8 1/2" tall). Missing front cover, worn leather spine and back cover, missing spine labels, paper browned and foxed, but still flexible, internally good. An early nineteenth century textbook on legal pleadings "designed for the profession at large," including history, types of pleading, general rules, pleas in abatement, pleas in bar, replications and subsequent pleadings, demurrers. Good information for trial and civil lawyers and attorneys.

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