'Catalogue of law books bequeathed to the College by Judge Lawrence 1814.' Lawrence (1751-1814) was educated at St Paul's School and St John's College, where he graduated BA in 1771 as seventh wrangler. He was elected to a fellowship in 1774 and was called to the bar in 1784. He served on common pleas and king's bench and was knighted in 1794. Lawrence's legal manuscripts survive in the libraries of Lincoln's Inn and the Middle Temple. (See ODNB).
The entries in this catalogue are arranged in alphabetical order by author/title. Each entry gives author, short title, format, and date of publication, and where a volume contains manuscript annotations this is noted. The data is presented on the rectos only. Later pencil notes, recording class marks, appear in the outer margins of the rectos and on the versos. Following the letter Z, two short lists appear headed 'Tracts' and 'Odd Volumes'. The compiler of the catalogue is unknown.
280 x 225 mm. 66 folios. Thick paper watermarked 1812; cockled and slightly stained. Binding of half leather and marbled paper; rebacked; red leather label on front cover with gilt lettering, 'Catalogue of law books bequeathed by Judge Lawrence to St. John's Coll.'