Greenleaf, Simon. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence. Originally published: Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899. 3 Volumes. cxxxiv, 994; xcvi, 638; xliv, 544 pp. Reprinted 2012 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616192655. ISBN-10: 161619265. Paperback. New. $120. * Reprint of the sixteenth and final edition. First published between 1842 and 1853, Greenleaf's was the first important American treatise on evidence and the standard work for nearly half a century. John H. Wigmore edited this edition when he was writing his own great treatise on this subject. It marks the transition from Greenleaf on Evidence to Wigmore on Evidence. "Until the appearance of Professor Greenleaf's Treatise upon Evidence, the Bar in the United States was wholly dependent upon English works for information in this department of the law." J.G. MARVIN, Legal Bibliography (1847) 347-348, citing earlier eds. SIMON GREENLEAF [1783-1853] was a lawyer and law professor who succeeded Joseph Story as Dane Professor of Law at Harvard University. In addition to his treatise on evidence, he was the author of The Testimony of the Evangelists Examined by the Rules of Evidence Administered in Courts of Justice (1874) and a revision of William Cruise's A Digest of the Law of Real Property (1849). JOHN HENRY WIGMORE [1863-1943] was educated at Harvard University and Harvard Law School. After a period of private practice in Boston, he was recruited as a legal advisor to the Japanese government and assigned to teach law at Tokyo's Keio University from1889 through 1892. He returned to the United States in 1893 to join the faculty of Northwestern University Law School, where he spent the rest of his professional career. He was a prolific author. In addition to his scholarship on evidence, Wigmore edited several volumes of historical Japanese legal documents and published notable works on comparative and international law.
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