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===by George Andrews===
 
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<blockquote> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Andrews_%28barrister%29 George Andrews], barrister, was the son of George Andrews, of Wells, Somerset. Nothing is known about his early life, but he was admitted a member of the Middle Temple in 1728, and called to the bar in 1740. While still a student he compiled reports of cases argued in the court of king's bench during the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth years of the reign of George II (1737–39) before Sir William Lee, chief justice, and Sir Francis Page, Sir Edmund Probyn, and Sir William Chapple; these reports were eventually published in a folio edition in 1754. Andrews's Reports of Cases gained a high reputation in the eighteenth century; an octavo edition, with some additional cases by G. W. Vernon of the Irish bar, appeared in 1792. They were thought to be ‘accurate, judicious, and satisfactory’ (G. Long), and were esteemed by the legal profession in the late eighteenth century. <ref> J. M. Rigg, ‘Andrews, George (fl. 1728–1776)’, rev. Robert Brown, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/522, accessed 30 May 2013] </ref> </blockquote>
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Andrews_%28barrister%29 George Andrews] (fl. 1728–1776), was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1728 and joined the bar in 1740.<ref>J. M. Rigg, [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/522 "Andrews, George (fl. 1728–1776)"], rev. Robert Brown, ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'', Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 30 May 2013.</ref> "While still a student he compiled reports of cases argued in the court of king's bench during the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth years of the reign of George II (1737–39) before Sir William Lee, chief justice, and Sir Francis Page, Sir Edmund Probyn, and Sir William Chapple; these reports were eventually published in a folio edition in 1754. Andrews's ''Reports of Cases'' gained a high reputation in the eighteenth century ... They were thought to be ‘accurate, judicious, and satisfactory’ (G. Long), and were esteemed by the legal profession in the late eighteenth century."<ref>Rigg, "Andrews, George."</ref> Holdsworth also notes their "good reputation."<ref>William Holdsworth, ''A History of English Law'', (London: Methuen & Co., Sweet and Maxwell, 1938), 12:139.</ref>
  
 
==Bibliographic Information==
 
==Bibliographic Information==
'''Author:''' George Andrews, (fl. 1728-1776)
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'''Author:''' George Andrews.
<div style="margin-left:2em; text-indent:-2em">'''Title:''' Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench, in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His Present Majesty King George the Second</div>
 
  
'''Published:''' London, in the Savoy: Printed by H. Lintot, for J. Worrall, 1754.
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'''Title:''' ''Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench, in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His Present Majesty King George the Second''.
  
'''Edition:'''
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'''Published:''' in the Savoy: Printed by H. Lintot, for J. Worrall, 1754.
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'''Edition:''' First edition.
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'''Extent:''' 446 pages.
  
 
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
 
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
Copy at the Library of Congress includes George Wythe's bookplate.  
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There is no doubt that Wythe owned this title&mdash;a copy at the Library of Congress includes George Wythe's bookplate. We also know that Wythe ordered these reports from London merchant John Norton in a letter dated May 7, 1770. The letter's endorsement indicates it was answered on July 28, 1770.<ref>Mason, John Norton & Sons Newton; Abbot, 1968, p. 134, "Andrews' reports".</ref> Finally, [[Thomas Jefferson]] listed ''Andrew's fol.'' in his [[Jefferson Inventory|inventory]] of [[Wythe's Library]], noting that he kept the volume himself. He later sold it to the Library of Congress. Not surprisingly, all four of the [[George Wythe Collection|Wythe Collection]] sources (Goodwin's pamphlet<ref>Mary R. M. Goodwin, ''The George Wythe House: Its Furniture and Furnishings'' (Williamsburg, Virginia: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Library, 1958), xlvi. Available at http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/View/index.cfm?doc=ResearchReports\RR0216.xml</ref>, Dean's Memo<ref>Memorandum from Barbara C. Dean, Colonial Williamsburg Found., to Mrs. Stiverson, Colonial Williamsburg Found. (June 16, 1975), 7 (on file at Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary).</ref>, Brown's Bibliography<ref>Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433</ref> and [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on June 28, 2013, http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe </ref> on LibraryThing) list ''Andrew's Reports''.
 
 
Ordered by Wythe from London merchant John Norton, 7 May 1770 (''Andrews' reports''). Letter's endorsement indicates that the letter was answered 28 July 1770.<ref>Mason, John Norton & Sons Newton; Abbot, 1968, p. 134.</ref>
 
 
Listed in the [[Jefferson Inventory]] of [[Wythe's Library]] as ''Andrew's fol.'' and kept by [[Thomas Jefferson]]. Included in every bibliography of the Wythe Library: [https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433 Brown Bibliography]<ref> Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file.</ref> and [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on April 21, 2013, http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe </ref> on LibraryThing.
 
  
 
==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
 
==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==

Revision as of 08:14, 7 September 2013

by George Andrews

George Andrews (fl. 1728–1776), was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1728 and joined the bar in 1740.[1] "While still a student he compiled reports of cases argued in the court of king's bench during the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth years of the reign of George II (1737–39) before Sir William Lee, chief justice, and Sir Francis Page, Sir Edmund Probyn, and Sir William Chapple; these reports were eventually published in a folio edition in 1754. Andrews's Reports of Cases gained a high reputation in the eighteenth century ... They were thought to be ‘accurate, judicious, and satisfactory’ (G. Long), and were esteemed by the legal profession in the late eighteenth century."[2] Holdsworth also notes their "good reputation."[3]

Bibliographic Information

Author: George Andrews.

Title: Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench, in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of His Present Majesty King George the Second.

Published: in the Savoy: Printed by H. Lintot, for J. Worrall, 1754.

Edition: First edition.

Extent: 446 pages.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

There is no doubt that Wythe owned this title—a copy at the Library of Congress includes George Wythe's bookplate. We also know that Wythe ordered these reports from London merchant John Norton in a letter dated May 7, 1770. The letter's endorsement indicates it was answered on July 28, 1770.[4] Finally, Thomas Jefferson listed Andrew's fol. in his inventory of Wythe's Library, noting that he kept the volume himself. He later sold it to the Library of Congress. Not surprisingly, all four of the Wythe Collection sources (Goodwin's pamphlet[5], Dean's Memo[6], Brown's Bibliography[7] and George Wythe's Library[8] on LibraryThing) list Andrew's Reports.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Recently bound in green-dyed leather with black label and green marbled endpapers. Contains autograph on title page.

View this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

External Links

Google Books

References

  1. J. M. Rigg, "Andrews, George (fl. 1728–1776)", rev. Robert Brown, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 30 May 2013.
  2. Rigg, "Andrews, George."
  3. William Holdsworth, A History of English Law, (London: Methuen & Co., Sweet and Maxwell, 1938), 12:139.
  4. Mason, John Norton & Sons Newton; Abbot, 1968, p. 134, "Andrews' reports".
  5. Mary R. M. Goodwin, The George Wythe House: Its Furniture and Furnishings (Williamsburg, Virginia: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Library, 1958), xlvi. Available at http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/View/index.cfm?doc=ResearchReports\RR0216.xml
  6. Memorandum from Barbara C. Dean, Colonial Williamsburg Found., to Mrs. Stiverson, Colonial Williamsburg Found. (June 16, 1975), 7 (on file at Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary).
  7. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433
  8. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on June 28, 2013, http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe