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A look at London life primarily via the courts.
The author a justice on the bench relates tales of the lower class of London’s full of disease and misery, crime and failure, And this invasion of the backwash, this thirty years' inhabiting of a confessional has made Mr. Cairns neither cynical nor pessimistic; it has strengthened his belief in human nature, exalted him into an evangel of its inherent and ineradicable nobility. [from contemporary review: The Saturday Review Archives 3/21/25.]
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner's bookplate.