A Classic American Legal Bibliography Soule, Charles C. [1842-1913]. The Lawyer's Reference Manual of Law Books and Citations. Boston: Soule and Bugbee, 1883. x, 497 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary three-quarter pebbled morocco over pebbled cloth, institutional name (Birmingham Law Society) to front board and foot of spine, institution insignia to rear board, cloth-reinforced hinges, marbled endpapers, thumb-tab added by later owner. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, moderate toning to interior. A title scarce in the trade. $450. * First edition, second printing. The result of painstaking research, Soule's classic bibliography was the first to provide detailed descriptions of American reports and their various editions. It also describes English, Irish, Scotch and British colonial reports. Its other sections are an index of authors and short titles of their works, a subject index and a list of abbreviations. The first page of that section in our copy is marked with a thumb-tab. This book was first published in 1882 and reissued in 1883 and 1884. The section of abbreviations was issued as a separate work in 1897. Taylor and Munro, American Law Publishing, 1860-1900 544.
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