English Gavels Resound in a Trove Headed to Yale – NYTimes.com

English Gavels Resound in a Trove Headed to Yale - NYTimes.com

A pocket-size 14th-century handwritten copy of Magna Carta, the first book on the legal rights of women published in England, letters from the 18th-century jurist William Blackstone and papers belonging to a real-life London lawyer praised by Charles Dickens’s fictional yes-man Uriah Heep are among the highlights of a rich trove of rare legal books and manuscripts just acquired by Yale University.

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