"An Epoch in the Law" Story, Joseph. Commentaries on the Conflict of Laws, Foreign and Domestic, in Regard to Contracts, Rights, and Remedies, and Especially in Regard to Marriages, Divorces, Wills, Successions, and Judgments. Originally published: Boston: Hilliard, Gray and Company, 1834. xxv, , 557 pp. Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616190989; ISBN-10: 1616190981. Paperback. New. $37.95 * Reprint of the first edition. In his History of the American Bar, Warren says "[i]t is not too much to say that its publication constituted an epoch in the law; for it became at once the standard and almost the sole authority...[it also] received the honor of being practically the first American law book to be cited as authority in English courts" (545). The first systematic work on the subject, it synthesized the standard sources of the day and arranged them in a manner useful to practitioners. It was held in high respect in North America, Great Britain and Europe. Warren, A History of the American Bar 545.
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