Memoirs of the Life of Judge Jeffreys, sometime Lord High Chancellor of England.

London, A.J. Valpy for Henry Colburn, 1827.

8vo, pp. xiv, 442, with frontispiece portrait; damp-stain and slight foxing to title and frontispiece, offsetting to title; a very good copy in contemporary half hard-grained morocco with non-pareil marbled sides, spine gilt compartments and lettered directly in gilt, non-pareil marbled edges and endpapers; rubbed, a little chipping at edges; bookplate of John Fowles, with manuscript notes, annotations, and index.

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First edition of a favourable biography of Judge Jeffreys. A jurist, Humphry William Woolrych (1795–1871) published a life of Edward Coke in 1826 and of Jeffreys the following year, as well as legal texts, a few works of poetry, and a novel. The unrepentant style of this near-hagiography causes Fowles to describe him as an ‘evident Tory’.

From the library of John Fowles, with manuscript notes.

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