The First American Treatise on the Subject Livermore, Samuel. A Treatise on the Law Relative to Principals, Agents, Factors, Auctioneers, and Brokers. Originally published: Boston: Printed by Thomas B. Wait and Co., 1811. xii, 200 pp. Reprinted 2007 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584777298. ISBN-10: 158477729X. Hardcover. New. $95. * Reprint of the sole edition. This was the first American treatise on the law relating to agency, auctions and brokers. A review cited in Marvin's Legal Bibliography (1847) says this treatise "treats the subject in a learned and perspicuous manner, drawing illustrations from the Civil, as well as the Common Law." Livermore [1786-1833] was an attorney who practiced in New Orleans. Marvin says he was "one of the most learned and eminent jurists that this country has produced" (470).
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