"A Truly Luminous Exposition of a Subject Noted for its Intricacy" Story, Joseph. Wharton, William Fisher, Editor. Commentaries on the Law of Partnership as a Branch of Commercial and Maritime Jurisprudence, with Occasional Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Originally published: Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1881. Seventh edition by William Fisher Wharton. li, 730 pp. Reprinted 2007 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584777663; ISBN-10: 1584777664. Hardcover. New. $49.95 * Reprint of the seventh and final edition. First published in 1841, this was the last of Story's great treatises. Like the others, it was a standard work in the United States and, to some extent, Great Britain. In his Law Studies Samuel Warren said the Commentaries on the Law of Partnership is "a truly luminous exposition of a subject noted for its intricacy, and the subtlety of the rules upon which the system depends" (451). It was a deeply influential work as well. Indeed, Pound mentions it his list of texts that were "a significant force in our legal development.": The Formative Era of American Law 140.
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