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Dos Passos, John Randolph. The American lawyer: As he was, as he is, as he can be. New York: Banks Law Publishing Co., 1907. 8vo (23.7 cm, 9.25"). iv, 185 pp. $150.00
John Randolph Dos Passos was the father of the John Rodrigo Dos Passos the novelist and political activist. A lawyer of Madeiran ancestry, John Randolph was an authority on trusts and a firm backer and believer in the powerful industrial conglomerates that John Rodrigo would shred in his novels in the 1920s and 30s.
The essay here are: Introductory; The genealogy of the lawyer; A parallel between the past and present lawyers of the United States; The press, the stage, the literature, and the Bar, since the Civil War; The education of the lawyer, and conditions under which he is authorized to practice, and his oath; Nature of the lawyer's vocation; The lawyer's political employment as a legislator, and in other capacities, the duties of a legislator; The obligations of a lawyer; The "duties" of a lawyer; and Causes and remedies.
Publisher's red cloth. Waterstaining to lower two inches of all pages and to binding, causing dicoloration of the cloth. Owner's large pencil signature and date on rear pastedown. (39565) Please RESHELVE This.
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