"Military Jurisprudence Has, of Late Years, Undergone Considerable Changes, And Been Much Improved" Macomb, Alexander [1782-1841]. The Practice of Courts Martial. New York: Published by Samuel Colman, 1840. [iii]-x, , 13-154 pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine. A few minor nocks and scuffs to boards, which are very slightly bowed, tiny faint stain to rear board, light rubbing to extremities, negligible light toning and light foxing to interior. A copy with a notably well-preserved binding. $950. * Second and final edition, a reissue of the first edition, 1840. "Military jurisprudence has, of late years, undergone considerable changes, and been much improved; consequently the practice of Courts Martial has experienced modifications to correspond with such improvement. A book, embracing the improved mode of proceeding in Courts Martial...has been much sought after, especially one that could regarded as a manual adapted to the use of the Army and Militia of the United States. This work is intended to be such a manual" (Introduction). Macomb, one of the first officers trained at West Point, was a judge-advocate in the U.S. Army. He was decorated for his conduct during the Battle of Plattsburg during the War of 1812 and ended his career as commander-in-chief of the army, a post he filled with distinction. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9024.
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