"A Truly Luminous Exposition" Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Commentaries on the Law of Partnership as a Branch of Commercial and Maritime Jurisprudence. With Occasional Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown/London: A. Maxwell, 1841. xxi, 690 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and small lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing and some shallow scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, somewhat heavier rubbing to spine, corners bumped. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, upper corners of some leaves have fold lines, a few have early underlining and other marks in pencil. An appealing copy. $950. * First edition of one of Story's great treatises. Like the others, it was a standard work in the United States and, to some extent, Great Britain. In his Law Studies Samuel Warren said the Commentaries on the Law of Partnership is "a truly luminous exposition of a subject noted for its intricacy, and the subtlety of the rules upon which the system depends" (451). It was a deeply influential work as well. Indeed, Pound mentions it his list of texts that were "a significant force in our legal development.": The Formative Era of American Law 140. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9321.
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