One of the First Important American Books on the Common Law Brackenridge, Hugh. Law Miscellanies: Containing an Introduction to the Study of Law; Notes on Blackstone's Commentaries, Shewing the Variations of the Law of Pennsylvania from the Law of England, And what Acts of Assembly Might Require to be Repealed or Modified Observations on Smith's Edition of the Laws of Pennsylvania; Strictures on Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, And on Certain Acts of Congress, with Some Law Cases, And a Variety of Other Matters, Chiefly Original. Originally published: Philadelphia: P. Byrne, 1814. 588 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584771616; ISBN-10: 1584771615. Hardcover. New. $29.95 * Facsimile reprint of the 1814 original edition. Described by Charles Warren as one of the four early American general works on the Common Law that "showed genuine scientific thought and research and have remained of more or less permanent value in American legal literature." Warren, A History of the American Bar 335-336. Brackenridge [1748-1816], published this, his most important legal work while he was a Supreme Court Justice of Pennsylvania. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 285.
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