First Edition of the First Comprehensive American Treatise on Real Property Washburn, Emory [1800-1877]. A Treatise on the American Law of Real Property. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1860-1862. 2 volumes. Octavo (9" x 6"). Ex-library, later brown buckram with shelf location and bar code labels, light shelfwear, three leaves in Volume II loose, library markings to binding, edges of text block, endleaves and title page. $100. * First edition. This was the first comprehensive treatise on real property by an American author. According to Roscoe Pound, it was "a standard textbook to the end of the nineteenth century.": The Formative Era of American Law 140-141 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 776.
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