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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Treatise Spotlight: Judicial Puzzles, Gathered from the State Trials by John Paget

The following is a guest post by our cataloger, Ann.

While barcoding a section of books, I came across this little gem. It is not in the best of condition so I am moving it to the rare book room where it will have an easier life. It is indeed small, measuring 7” by 4 ½” and has been repaired using tape that would make an archivist cringe. It has multiple ink stamps and came from the State Library when we received the legal collection.

Title: Judicial Puzzles: Gathered from the State Trails

Author: John Paget

Publisher: San Francisco, Sumner Whitney & Co. 1876

From the preface:

“These narratives and reviews of five most interesting State trials were published in “Blackwood’s Magazine” in 1859-60, and subsequently reprinted, among other contributions of the same author, in a volume entitled Paradoxes and Puzzles.

The publishers present the American edition with the belief that it will prove attractive to general readers as well as the legal profession and add a pleasant variety to the series general readers as well as the legal profession and add a pleasant variety to the series of “Legal Recreations.” January, 1876.

[Editors’ Note: A copy of Judicial Puzzles once owned by the Boston Library Society has been digitized and is available via Google Books.]

 

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