An Important English Treatise on the Law of Contracts [C] Comyn, Samuel. Huntington, Thomas, Editor. The Law of Contracts and Promises upon Various Subjects and with Various Persons as Settled in the Action of Assumpsit. In Three Parts. From the Last London Edition; With Notes, And References to American Authorities. New York: Collins and Hannay, 1831. xvi, 654 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities and spine, minor worming near foot of spine, corners bumped, early owner stamp (A.H. Ware) and signature (J.T. Leavitt) to front endleaves and title page. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to endleaves and final leaves of text. $450. * Third and final American edition, from the second London edition (1824), to which it is star-paged. Marvin, citing Hoffman's Course of Legal Study, says this was "for a long time, the best English treatise on contracts." Its first edition was published in 1807, the first American edition in 1809. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 217. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3641.
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