Chester, Alden, in Collaboration with E. Melvin Williams. Courts and Lawyers of New York: A History, 1609-1925. Originally published: New York: The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925. 3 volumes. xi, 463; ii, 465-976; ii, 977-1414 pp. 59 b&w illustrations. Reprinted 2005, 2019 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774242; ISBN-10: 158477424X. Hardcover. New. $150. * This massive history contains a great deal of information that is not available elsewhere. Contents: Part I-Dutch Period: The Bases of American Law, The Dutch Legal System, The Patrons and Their Courts, Burgher Government, Dutch Magistrates. Part II-English Period: The Conflicting Land Titles, The Duke of York's Laws, The Leisler Case. Part III-American Period: Constitutional History, The Courts of Last Resort, The Supreme Court, The Court of Chancery. Part IV: Judicial Distracts and Associations of the Bar, Law Libraries and Law Schools.
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