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. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a shallow scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, a few small chips to head of spine, corners lightly bumped, early owner signature of Edwin Conant to front free endpaper and head of title page and p. 25. Moderate toning to text, browning to a few leaves, light foxing in a few places. 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). Conant [1810-1891] was a prominent Worcester, Massachusetts, lawyer, businessman and philanthropist. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 668-669. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2451.
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