Story on Equity Pleadings, A Standard Work for Many Years Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. 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: Charles C. Little & James Brown, 1844. xxii, 923,  pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, blind tooling to board edges, raised bands, lettering piece and early owner signature to spine. Some spotting and minor staining, minor scuffs, nicks and worming to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting, offsetting to margins of endleaves. Moderate toning, early owner signatures (Jacob K. Shafer, other illegible) to front pastedown. $750. * Third edition, and the last edited by Story. This distinguished treatise was first published in 1838. 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 was one of the five treatises Abraham Lincoln assigned to his law apprentices. A standard work for many years, its final edition (the thirteenth) was issued in 1886. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 672. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5023.
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