Complete Texts of the Field Codes [Field Codes]. [New York 1850-1865]. New York Field Codes Series. 1850-1865. Vol. I. The Code of Civil Procedure of the State of New-York, Reported Complete by the Commissioners on Practice and Pleadings. 1850. Vol. II. The Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of New York, Reported Complete by the Commissioners on Practice and Pleadings. 1850. Vol. III. The Civil Code of the State of New York, Reported Complete by the Commissioners of the Code. 1865. Vol. IV. The Penal Code of the State of New York, Reported Complete by the Commissioners of the Code. 1865. Vol. V. The Political Code of the State of New York, Reported Complete by the Commissioners of the Code. 1860. Originally published: Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1850, 1860, 1865. [ii], x (i-x new introduction), xcvi, 791; x, liii, 486; x, cxii, 776; x, lxix, 406, clxvii; x, xlvii, 607 pp. With a new General Introduction to the Series by Michael Weber. Reprinted 1998, 2011 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781886363403. ISBN-10: 1886363404 (series). 5 volumes. Hardcover. New. $295. * These five volumes contain the complete texts of the law codes drafted for New York State by David Dudley Field and his colleagues during the years 1847 to 1865. They include Field's two procedural codes and three substantive codes. In 1847 the New York state legislature established two committees, one to "reduce into a written and systematic code the whole body of the law of this state," another to "revise, reform, simplify and abridge the rules and practice, pleadings, forms, and proceedings of the courts of record of this State." Both included David Dudley Field, a leading proponent of codification. These committees produced codes of civil and criminal procedure in 1850, a political code in 1860 and civil and penal codes in 1865. All of these were written for the most part by Field. Popularly known as the Field Codes, they were very influential, both in the United States and internationally. David Dudley Field [1805-1894] was the leading American proponent of codification during the nineteenth century. Born in Haddam, Connecticut, he was the son of the Rev. David Dudley Field, a distinguished clergyman and author, and the brother of Cyrus Field.
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