Ballads of the Bench and Bar or Idle Lays of the Parliament House: Balfour-Paul, J; Read, John, ...

Ballads of the Bench and Bar or Idle Lays of the Parliament House

Balfour-Paul, J; Read, John, Editors

Publication Date: 1882
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With Caricatures of the Leading Members of the Scottish Bar Balfour-Paul, J. Read, John. Ballads of the Bench and Bar or Idle Lays of the Parliament House. [Edinburgh]: Privately Printed, 1882. 126, [1] pp. Woodcut frontispiece and illustrations. Quarto (10" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary quarter morocco over marbed cloth, gilt title to spine, top edge gilt, deckle fore and bottom edges. Moderate rubbing with some wear to joints and corners. Text printed on fine wide-margined paper, text ruled in red line borders. Light toning to text, foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown, perforated stamp to foot of title page. $125. * From an edition limited to 305 copies, this an unnumbered "file copy made from proofs." Limitation page initials by Balfour-Paul (?). This charming volume of amusing legal prose and poetry illustrated with caricatures contains such entries as "Boots to His Moribund Moustache," "The Deans of Faculty," "A Successful Career," "An Elaborate Argument," "The Ex-Circuiteer's Lament, "The Rhyme of the Scottish Jurist," and "Trux Aper Insequitar." The woodcuts are by William Watson after illustrations by Roger Montgomerie and "E.G." A note on the limitation page notes that all the woodcuts were destroyed when the print run was finished. Bookseller Inventory # 63030

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Title: Ballads of the Bench and Bar or Idle Lays of...

Publication Date: 1882

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