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[004079] Hortensius. Deinology: Or, the Union of Reason and Elegance: Being Instructions to a Young Barrister with a Postscript, Suggesting Some Considerations on the Viva Voce Examination of Witnesses at the English Bar. London: G.G.J. And J. Robinson, 1789. First Edition. 8vo. Hardback. Good. [5], ii-vii, [2], 2-234pp. Full sprinkled calf, later rebacked, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, single gilt rule to either side of bands

Corners worn, slightly rubbed to extremities. Browning to endpapers and pastedowns from leather, one or two spots of foxing, previous owners name to head of title, light stain to top corner of first few pages

From the Selborne library, with his round ink stamp to reverse of title and once to foot of text. Book plate of James Tomkinson to front pastedown

Hortensius is “unique in that it was the first published text of the modern era dedicated exclusively to advice for effectiveness in advocacy” (Gaines, From Truth to Technique at Trial, from the abstract to Chapter Three)

ESTC T88246, showing eleven locations worldwide. Maxwell and Maxwell, page 211