Giles Jacob

Giles Jacob (1686 – 8 May 1744) was a British legal writer whose works include a well-received law dictionary that became the most popular and widespread law dictionary in the newly independent United States. Jacob was the leading legal writer of his era, according to the Yale Law Library.

The literary works of Giles Jacob did not fare as well as his legal ones, and he feuded with the poet Alexander Pope both publicly and in literary form. Pope named Jacob as one of the dunces in his 1728 ''Dunciad'', referring to Jacob as "the blunderbuss of the law". Jacob is remembered well for his legal writing, though not so much for his poetry and plays. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Jacob, Giles, 1686-1744
    Published 1752
    HeinOnline Legal Classics Library
    Electronic eBook
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    by Jacob, Giles, 1686-1744
    Published 1764
    HeinOnline Legal Classics Library
    Electronic eBook
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