Story on Equity Pleadings Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Gould, John M. [1848-1909], Editor. Commentaries on Equity Pleadings, And the Incidents Thereof, According to the Practice of the Courts of Equity of England and America. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1892. xlviii, 823 pp. Octavo (6" x 9"). Contemporary law calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine, blind tooling to board edges. A few minor stains, light rubbing to extremities, hinges cracked, light toning to text. A notably well-preserved copy. $450. * Ninth edition. This distinguished treatise was first published in 1836. According to Simon Greenleaf, "there are no works in our language, in which the true doctrines and practice of the Law of Equity...are so convincingly taught; and probably no one of his works has been received by the profession with greater thankfulness, or is more frequently consulted, than [this work]" (cited in Marvin). It remained a standard work for many years; its final edition (the thirteenth) was issued in 1886. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 672. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:670.
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