"No Practical Lawyer Can Dispense With this Book" Chitty, Joseph [1766-1841]. Dunlap, John A. [1793?-1858], Editor. Ingraham, Edward [1793-1854], Editor. A Treatise on the Parties to Actions, The Forms of Actions, And on Pleading, With Second and Third Volumes Containing Precedents of Pleadings. Fifth American, From the Fourth London Edition. Corrected and Enlarged; With Notes and Additions, By John A., Dunlap, Esq. And Additional Notes, And References to Later Decisions, By E.D. Ingraham. Philadelphia: Printed for Carey, Lea & Carey, 1828. 3 volumes. xvi, 678; xlviii, 888; [ii], 889-1524 pp. Paged continuously, Volumes II-III have title reading (in part): A Treatise on Pleading, With a Collection of Practical Precedents, And Notes Thereon. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Light rubbing and minor scuffs, spotting and staining to boards, slightly heavier rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, rear hinge of Volume III cracked, early owner stamp (of A.H. Ware) and signature (of J.T. Leavitt) to front endleaves and title pages. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampspotting. $750. * Fifth American edition star-paged to fourth London edition, 1825. Writing in 1847, Marvin noted: "Chitty's Pleading is a work so well known and appreciated in England and America, that little need be said of it here. Like several other of this author's productions, it is doubtless in more general use in the United States than in England. As a practical treatise it surpasses all others upon the law of Pleading, in the variety and extent of its learning, and the copiousness of its forms. (...) No practical lawyer can dispense with this book." Marvin, Legal Bibliography 190-191. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9238.
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