Kent, James [1763-1847]. Dissertations: Being the Preliminary Part of A Course of Law Lectures. Littleton: Rothman, 1991. 87 pp. Cloth hardcover. New. $65. * Reprint of the first edition. Originally published in 1795, Kent's Dissertations formed the basis for his Commentaries on American Law. The equal of Blackstone in the purity and elegance of his style and in the clearness and cogency of his reasoning, Kent "surpasses him in the extant and copiousness of learning...[and] in the comprehensiveness of research, and fulness of illustration." Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 437-8. The first edition is very rare on the antiquarian market.
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