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The Insane and The Law

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Signed first edition of The Insane and The Law by George Pitt-Lewis, with an inscription to The Right Honorable Henry Lopes, 1st Baron Ludlow.

Octavo, xviii, 432pp, [16pp ads]. Red cloth, title in gilt on spine. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, light wear to corners and spine. Previous ownership bookplate to front endpaper. Previous bookseller’s label to front endpaper. From the University of Cincinnati Robert S. Marx Law Library, with usual stamps to edges and endpapers, and label affixed to cover. Inscribed by the author on rear of front free endpaper to the Hon. Henry Lopes, and a handwritten note tipped in at the front.

Full Title: The Insane and The Law: A Plain Guide For Medical Men, Solicitors, and Others, (I) The Detention and Treatment; (II) Maintenance; (II) Civil and Criminal Responsibility; and (IV) Capacity Either (a) To Give Evidence or (b) to Make a Will, of Persons Mentally Afflicted; With Hints to Medical Witnesses and to Cross-Examining Counsel. The Right Honorable Henry Lopes, 1st Baron Ludlow (1828-1899) was a Queen’s Counsel, Justice of the Common Pleas, and Lord Justice of Appeal throughout his legal career. Author George Pitt-Lewis was of the Liberal Party and sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1892, almost exactly the duration of Lopes’ time as Lord Justice of Appeal. Pitt-Lewis refers to Lopes as Lord Justice multiple times throughout their correspondence.

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