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Sampson against the Philistines, or the Reformation of Lawsuits; and Justice made Cheap, Speedy, and Brought Home to Every Man’s Door: Agreeably to the Principles of the Ancient Trial by Jury, before the Same was innovated by Judges and Lawyers. Compiled for the Use of the Honest Citizens of the United States. To Whom it is Dedicated.
Sampson against the Philistines, or the Reformation of Lawsuits; and Justice made Cheap, Speedy, and Brought Home to Every Man’s Door: Agreeably to the Principles of the Ancient Trial by Jury, before the Same was innovated by Judges and Lawyers. Compiled for the Use of the Honest Citizens of the United States. To Whom it is Dedicated.
Sampson against the Philistines, or the Reformation of Lawsuits; and Justice made Cheap, Speedy, and Brought Home to Every Man’s Door: Agreeably to the Principles of the Ancient Trial by Jury, before the Same was innovated by Judges and Lawyers. Compiled for the Use of the Honest Citizens of the United States. To Whom it is Dedicated.

Sampson against the Philistines, or the Reformation of Lawsuits; and Justice made Cheap, Speedy, and Brought Home to Every Man’s Door: Agreeably to the Principles of the Ancient Trial by Jury, before the Same was innovated by Judges and Lawyers. Compiled for the Use of the Honest Citizens of the United States. To Whom it is Dedicated.


“Sampson” is likely William Sampson (1764–1836) the Irish patriot and lawyer: “Sampson won prominence in the practice of law, the reporting of cases, and propagandist writing. He was admitted to the bar almost immediately after his arrival, and while practising turned his knowledge of stenography to account by publishing a dozen or more verbatim reports of cases which had attracted popular attention. As a lawyer, he achieved high rank chiefly through his eloquence and his vigorous advocacy of personal rights . . .Sampson best deserves to be remembered as the chief exponent of the early movement to codify the common law.” (DAB XVI) Authorship has recently been attributed to Jesse Higgins, a wealthy Delaware landowner. (Scharf)


Description: Sampson against the Philistines, or the Reformation of Lawsuits; and Justice made Cheap, Speedy, and Brought Home to Every Man’s Door: Agreeably to the Principles of the Ancient Trial by Jury, before the Same was innovated by Judges and Lawyers. Compiled for the Use of the Honest Citizens of the United States. To Whom it is Dedicated.

Philadelphia: Printed by B. Graves, for W. Duane, 1805. Second Edition. iv, [5]–96pp. 8vo. Removed; even toning; some separation at final leaf; Very Good.

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Shaw & Shoemaker 9307. Sabin 75924.


Price: $85.00

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