Story, Joseph. Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland, as Administered in England and America; with Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Originally published: Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843. xxiv, 608 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774549; ISBN-10: 1584774541. Hardcover. New. $49.95 * Reprint of the first edition. In The Formative Era of American Law, Pound refers to the Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange as one of the standard texts of the nineteenth century. As Marvin pointed out in 1847, it was certainly the most complete and wide ranging text of its day. In addition to American and English sources Story draws on the work of Heineccius and other civil-law jurists. Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 673. Apart from James Kent, no man has had greater influence on American law than Joseph Story [1779-1845]. He was Dane Professor of Law at Harvard and an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. His many books have been cited extensively in America and in Britain, and he remains an authority today.
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