Scarce First Edition of "A Legal Classic of the Highest Order" Gould, James [1770-1838]. A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading, in Civil Actions. Boston: Published by Lilly and Wait, 1832. x, -536 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Later library cloth, lettering piece and black fillets to spine. Light shelfwear and soiling, light chipping to edges of lettering piece, later owner stamps to endleaves, front free endpaper and following leaf partially detached but secure. Moderate toning and occasional light foxing to text, brief early annotations to a few leaves, early owner signature and faint later library stamp to title page, two small library marks to verso. A scarce edition. $1,000. * First edition. Gould was Judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court and the director of the Litchfield Law School, the first law school established in the United States. Based on his lectures, this treatise expounds his system of pleading principles in an orderly, scientific and reasonable manner. "Gould's Pleading is a legal classic of the highest order, and has placed its author among the very best legal writers of the age.": Marvin, Legal Bibliography 342. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9220.
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