Story on Bailments, First Edition Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Commentaries on the Law of Bailments, With Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Cambridge: Hilliard and Brown, 1832. xxxiv, 411 pp. Two tipped in leaves at rear with notes on both sides in an early hand. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, somewhat heavier rubbing to spine, corners bumped, hinges starting, minor worming to rear hinge. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, a few sections of text have light foxing, upper corners of some leaves have fold lines, a few leaves have minor inkspatters. Early owner signature to head of title page, early marks in pencil to a few passages. A nice copy. $950. * First edition. "Whatever was to be found in the English and American decisions, whatever Roman and Continental jurisprudence afforded on illustration of the law of bailments, Joseph Story collected and combined with surprising industry, and wonderful learning...Story's Bailments affords one of the best examples, in modern times, of the illustration which our laws are susceptible of, by the aid of foreign jurisprudence.": Marvin, Legal Bibliography 668-669. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2451.
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