Book #64208
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of. Bushrod Washington.

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of...

First Edition of Washington's Reports, Richmond 1790-1799 Washington, Bushrod [1762-1829], Reporter. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Richmond: Thomas Nicolson, 1798-1799. Two volumes. [x], 392, [30]; vii, [1], 302, 19 pp. Errata sheet in Volume I bound between Table of Contents and main text. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering pieces and blind fillets to spines. Moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends, corners worn, front board of Volume I just beginning to separate, insect damage to portions of boards. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing, small paper flaw to pp. 299-300 of Volume II with negligible loss to text. Small early owner signatures to head of each title page, interior otherwise clean. An appealing unsophisticated nice set. $450. * First edition. Covers the years 1790-1796, includes Tables of Cases and an Index. Gathered when Washington was in practice in Richmond, these reports demonstrate his methodical attention to legal detail. Washington, nephew of President Washington, was a member of the Virginia House of delegates in 1787 (voting for ratification of the U.S. Constitution) and later an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1798-1829. This was one of the first, and one of the best, American reporters of the eighteenth century. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 719.

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