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Author Anstey, John, d. 1819.
Title The pleader's guide : a didactic poem, in two books : containing the conduct of a suit at law, with the arguments of Counsellor Bother'um and Counsellor Bore'um, in an action betwixt John-a-Gull and John-a-Gudgeon, for assault and battery, at a late contested election / by the late John Surrebutter, esq. special pleader, and barrister at law.
Publication Info. Philadelphia : Printed by Samuel Akerman, for James Humphreys, corner of Walnut and Dock Streets, 1803.
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Medium  Z-M A625 P4    IN LIBRARY
Edition First American, from the London ed.
Description [i]-vii, [2], 10-70, [i]-x, [1], 12-81, [1] p. (last p. blank) ; 22 cm.
Note The second book has separate t.p., set differently. Edition and printer statements read, respectively: First American edition. Printed by and for Samuel Akerman, no. 159, Race-Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.
Running title.
Signatures: [A]⁴-T⁴ (Q repeated, R erroneously signed Q)
Printing error on t.p., 1st book: numeral 1 instead of letter "i" in the 7th word of title.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Indexed In: Shaw & Shoemaker, 3684.
Local Note Author's name (By John Anstey) added in ms, black ink on t.p., above edition statement. Binding: tree calf, gold double fillets on spine, red lettering-piece.
Subject Law -- Anecdotes.
Law -- Poetry.