By the Author of the First American Law Dictionary Bouvier, John. Gleason, Daniel A., Editor. Institutes of American Law. New Edition. In 2 Volumes. Originally published: Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, 1880. lxviii, 651; iv, 798 pp. Reprinted 1999, 2019 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781886363809. ISBN-10: 1886363803. Hardcover. New. $150. * Based on Pothier's system, Bouvier's Institutes is divided into six books: Law and Government, Persons, Things, Wrongs, Remedies and Equity. It covers a wide range of topics, such as the nature of law and sovereignty, the U.S. government, corporations, civil rights, domestic issues, duties and rights of master and servant, paternity, patents, contracts, sales, bailments, bills of exchange and promissory notes, estates, trusts, property, libel, remedies, courts, evidence and equity. A French-born lawyer and judge, John Bouvier [1787-1851] was a leading member of the Philadelphia Bar. He was known nationally, and is remembered today, as the author of A Law Dictionary (1839), the first American law dictionary, and his edition of Bacon's Abridgment (1842-1846), which includes American cases.
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