Rare Books Lecture - The Utility and Pleasure of Collecting Antiquarian Lawbooks
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bryan A. Garner
Bryan A. Garner is editor in chief of Black’s Law Dictionary and the author of many leading works on legal style, including A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, The Elements of Legal Style, The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style, The Winning Brief, and The Winning Oral Argument. His latest books are Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, co-written with Justice Antonin Scalia, and Garner on Language and Writing, an anthology published by the American Bar Association and a Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage published by Oxford University Press.
Professor Garner is not only a prolific legal author but also a prodigious collector of lawbooks. His personal library contains 32,000 volumes, including what is perhaps the finest private collection of law dictionaries (the earliest dating from 1491). Professor Garner will begin his talk with a short film about his library made by an Australian crew in 2006, followed by Professor Garner's highlighting the finest association copies in his collection, with the fascinating inside stories behind them. Featured items relate to Lord Brougham, Sir Frederick Pollock, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Clarence Darrow, and Lord Denning.
He will also reflect on how the Internet has affected the acquisition of rare books.
Lecture Theatre G08
Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham Street Carlton, 3035
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