Publisher: The Legal Classics Library, Gryphon Editions.
Description: Two volumes, hardcover with cowhide leather binding, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, bound-in ribbon bookmark, brass-die stamped covers with 22-karat gold designs.
Condition: Covers show some light shelf wear. Previous owner's bookplate on the inside front cover of both volumes.
Dust Jacket: None as published.
Contents: Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine KT PC KC (10 January 1750 - 17 November 1823) was a British lawyer and politician. He served as Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom between 1806 and 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents. In 1792 take on the defence of Thomas Paine who had been charged with seditious libel after the publication of the second part of his Rights of Man.
These collected speeches were first published in 1876 as a four-volume set. This set is two volumes with volume one containing the original volume one and two and volume two containing the original volume three and four. The printing plates for this set were taken from the original 1876 first edition.
Nicely bound in cowhide this set looks unread or very gently read.