Ballads en Termes de la Ley (Originally Written for the Use of the Trinity Lawyers) and Other Verses.
Anson, Sir William Reynell [1843-1914]. [Raper, R.W., Editor]. "Ballads en Termes de la Ley (Originally Written for the Use of the Trinity Lawyers) and Other Verses." Oxford: Printed for Private Circulation by Horace Hart, 1914. [i], 57 pp. Portrait frontispiece with overlay, ribbon marker.
Educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford, William Reynell Anson (1843-1914), took a first class in the final classical schools in 1866, and was elected to a fellowship of All Souls in the following year. He was called to the bar in 1869, and went the home circuit for four years, when he succeeded to the baronetcy. In 1874, he became Vinerian reader in English law at Oxford, a post that he held until 1881, when he was appointed the warden of All Souls College. He became an alderman of the city of Oxford in 1892, chairman of quarter sessions for the county in 1894, vice-chancellor of the university in 1898-1899 and named chancellor of the diocese of Oxford in 1899. In that year he was returned, without opposition, as MP for Oxford University in the Liberal Unionist interest, and consequently resigned the vice-chancellorship. In Parliament, he preserved an active interest in education, being a member of the newly created consultative committee of the Board of Education in 1900, and in 1902 he became Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education, a post he held until 1905.
Condition/Description: Three-quarter pebbled calf over cloth, gilt titles to front board and spine, top edge gilt. Light rubbing to extremities with minor wear, some wear to edges and corners. Early owner signature to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. This volume contains a printed dedication leaf annotated and inscribed by Anson's sisters. It was published posthumously as a memento and includes "The Ballad of Negotiable Instruments" and "The Ballad of Subsequent Impossibility."