Title: Memorials of the Early Lives and Doings of Great Lawyers
Author: C. L. [Cecilia Lucy] Brightwell
Description: Original wine colored cloth boards with gilt lettering and blind stamped ornamental borders. Boards worn; color faded at extremities and spine; some fraying at head and foot of spine. Previous owner's initials on ffep and full name and date (1882) written on verso side of the frontispiece. Frontispiece with tissue guard. , 251, plus  pp. ads. 7.25 x 5 inches.
Previous owner was Thomas H. Tongue (1844-1903) of Hillsboro, Oregon. Tongue was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1897 until his death in 1903. Prior to that he was a member of the Oregon Senate from 1888 to 1892. His legal career began when he became a lawyer in 1870 after graduating from Pacific University in 1868. Tongue was born in Lincolnshire, England and moved with his parents to Washington County in Oregon in 1859. Contents: Sir Thomas More, Sir Edward Coke, Sir Matthew Hale, Lord-Keeper Guilford, Chief-Justice Holt, Lord Mansfield, Sir J. Eardley Wilmot, Sir William Blackstone, Lord Erskine, Lord Ellenborough, Lord Eldon, Sir Samuel Romilly, and Lord Tenterden.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons
Keywords: attorneys, biography, biographies, English, legal,
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