Story, Joseph. Commentaries on the Conflict of Laws, Foreign and Domestic, in Regard to Contracts, Rights, and Remedies, and Especially in Regard to Marriages, Divorces, Wills, Successions, and Judgments. Second Edition. Revised, Corrected and Greatly Enlarged. Originally published: London: A. Maxwell, 1841. xxxiv, 927 pp. (misnumbered in original, pp. 753-756 omitted.) Reprinted 2001, 2018 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584771456; ISBN-10: 1584771453. Hardcover. New. $49.95 * Reprint of the second edition and last edition written by Joseph Story. Along with James Kent, Joseph Story [1779-1845] shares the distinction of having had the greatest influence on American law during the nineteenth century. Marvin considers Story's Conflict of Laws to be the first systematic work on the subject. Story collected material from all available sources, and systematized it in a manner useful to all practitioners. "No work on international jurisprudence merited, nor received, greater praise from the jurists of Europe. It impressed English lawyers with the highest respect for the extensive learning of Mr. Justice Story.": Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 670-671. "It is not too much to say that its publication constituted an epoch in the law; for it became at once the standard and almost the sole authority...[it] received the honor of being practically the first American law book to be cited as authority in English courts.": Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 358. This facsimile reprint of the second edition published in London is the final authorial edition, produced "under the direction and sanction of the learned author.": Sweet and Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations XV:337.
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