A Notable Treatise on Contracts [C] Smith, John William [1809-1845]. Symons, Jelinger C. [18090-1860], Editor. The Law of Contracts: A Course of Lectures. With Notes and Appendix, By Jelinger C. Symons, Esq. With Additional Notes and References to Both English And American Decisions. Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1853. xxiv, -182 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light fading to upper section of front board, a few finger smudges to rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities, a few nicks and tiny scuffs to joints, early owner signature and stamp (of A.H. Ware) to front free endpaper, another stamp to title page, light toning to text. $250. * Second American edition, star-paged to the first London edition (1847). With extensive additions by Rawle. Smith was a barrister of the Inner Temple and the author of several treatises and the compiler of Smith's Leading Cases. They were edited for publication by Simons two years after Smith's death. The Law of Contracts was originally a course of lectures delivered to students at The Law Institution in 1842. This treatise was first published in America in Volume 56 of The Law Library (Apr/June 1847). Later editions were published in 1853 and 1855. The second edition appears to be rare. No copies located on OCLC. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3671.
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