Curtis, George Ticknor. A Treatise on the Law of Copyright in Books, Dramatic and Musical Compositions, Letters and Other Manuscripts, Engravings and Sculpture, as Enacted and Administered in England and America with some Notices of the History of Literary Property. Originally published: Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847. xi, 450 pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775652. ISBN-10: 1584775653. Hardcover. New. $49.95 * Reprint of the first edition of the first comprehensive study of copyright law. A comprehensive and scholarly treatise that considers the history and theory of the subject, it summarizes all of the English and American statutes enacted since the Act of Queen Anne of 1709-10, the first formal recognition of a law of literary property separate from the law of censorship. Curtis [1812-1894], an eminent patent attorney, was renowned for his intellect and literary skill. He is also the author of the important Constitutional History of the United States, which is available as a Lawbook Exchange reprint.
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