Reprint of the only edition "of a digest of "jokes and humourous anecdotes connected with the English Bench and Bar (...) [that] are at once witty and wise." (Preface). They are arranged under the following headings: "Judicature," "Legal and Judicial Wisdom," "Advocacy" and "Amenities." A charming book, it is also a valuable piece of social history that offers insights into popular beliefs about the legal profession in Victorian England. Moncreiff [1847-1929] was a barrister of the Inner Temple.