A Few Thoughts, By a Member of the Bar. LAW, "BY A. MEMBER OF THE BAR", pseud. Phineas Bacon Wilcox.

A Few Thoughts, By a Member of the Bar

New Haven: S. Babcock, 1836. First Edition. Religious tract by Yale-educated lawyer Phineas B. Wilcox, who practiced law in Columbus, Ohio, through the 1850s. Little legal content, though the author's central conceit is to compare Judgement Day to the proceedings of a Supreme Court tribunal, and one's preparation for entering the Kingdom of Heaven to the preparation of briefs for the trial.

There was a Columbus imprint of this title the same year that was possibly abridged, as it is of similar dimensions but only 48 pages. Reprinted variously through the 1840s by American Tract Society and others. This edition uncommon; six locations noted in OCLC. 24mo (12cm); publisher's cloth, lilac decorative paper cover label mounted to upper cover; 92pp. Light wear and fading to extremities, corners bumped, textblock foxed throughout, else a Very Good or better copy.

Price: $250.00

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