Treatise on Pleading by a Notable Virginian Tucker, [Nathaniel] B[everley] [1784-1851]. The Principles of Pleading. Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown, 1846. v, 220 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over pebbled cloth. Moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, a few minor dampstains to boards, upper corner lacking from front pastedown and free endpaper. Moderate toning, light browning to sections of text. Early owner signature (James B. Dormain) to head of title page, notes in his hand to margins of a few leaves. $300. * Only edition. The son of St. George Tucker and half-brother of John Randolph of Roanoke, Nathaniel Beverley Tucker studied and practiced law in Virginia from 1801 to 1815. He was a judge in the Circuit Court of Missouri from 1815 to 1830 and was professor of law at the College of William and Mary, his alma mater, from 1834 to 1851. He was also a notable essayist and novelist. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9276.
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