Book #71676
The Practice of Courts Martial. Alexander Macomb.
The Practice of Courts Martial.
The Practice of Courts Martial.
The Practice of Courts Martial.
The Practice of Courts Martial.

The Practice of Courts Martial.

"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, [1], 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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