The "Best English Treatise on the Subject" Collyer, John [1801-1870]. Collyer, John [1801-1870], Notes. Phillips, Willard [1784-1873], Notes. Pickering, Edward [d.1876], Notes. Barbour, Oliver L. [1811-1889], Notes. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Partnership. From the Last London Edition, Containing the American Notes of the Former Edition by Willard Phillips & Edward Pickering. To Which are Now Added Notes of Recent American and English Decisions by O.L. Barbour. Springfield, MA: Published by G. and C. Merriam, 1839. xxxi, 728 [i.e. 550,  pp. Includes two-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (9-1/4" x 6"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing some scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities and spine, early owner stamp (A.H. Ware) and signature (J.T. Leavitt) to front free endpaper and title page. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, offsetting to margins of endleaves. $500. * Second American, from the first London edition (1832), to which it is star-paged. According to Warren's Popular and Practical Introduction to Law Studies, this is the "best English treatise" on the subject. It provides "a full statement of the principal decisions of Lord Eldon, whose subtle and powerful legal intellect pre-eminently distinguished itself in cases of Partnership and Bankruptcy." The first American edition was published in 1834, the final edition, the fourth, in 1853. Warren cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography 215. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9307.
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