The First American Treatise on Domestic Relations Reeve, Tapping. The Law of Baron and Femme, of Parent and Child, Guardian and Ward, Master and Servant, and of the Powers of the Courts of Chancery; with an Essay on the Terms Heir, Heirs, Heirs of the Body. Third Edition, With Notes and References to English and American Cases by Amasa J. Parker and Charles E. Baldwin, Counselors-At-Law. Originally published: Albany: William Gould, 1862. xlvi, 677 pp. Reprinted 1998 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781886363588; ISBN-10: 1886363587. Very attractive smythe sewn gray cloth hardcover, with gilt stamped spine and front cover. New. $39.95 * Third and final edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women is chiefly valued for its description of the legal character of domestic relations. This treatise delineates the marital, parental, guardian, master and chancery authority and rights of property, debts, wills, contracts and settlements. "American text writing as a significant force in our legal development begins in 1816 with Reeve's Baron and Femme.": Pound, The Formative Era... 140. In 1782 Reeve [1744-1823] founded the first American law school, Litchfield Law School, where he was the only teacher until 1798 when he was appointed to the superior court bench. Amasa J. Parker was one of the founders of Albany Law School.
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