The First Judicial History of Massachusetts Washburn, Emory [1800-1877]. Sketches of the Judicial History of Massachusetts. From 1630 to the Revolution in 1775. Originally published: Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1840. 407 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Original cloth, blind frames to boards, gilt title and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a few small scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn, light toning to text. $150. * The first book on the subject, it is an engaging study that reflects Washburn's enthusiasm for the law and the history of his state. It was the starting point for several subsequent studies. Washburn was a governor of Massachusetts, vice-president of the Massachusetts Historical Society, author of distinguished treatises on property and University Professor of Law at Harvard. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 6381.
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