Signed by Greenleaf Greenleaf, Simon [1783-1853]. A Discourse Pronounced at the Inauguration of the Author as Royall Professor of Law in Harvard University, August 26, 1834. Cambridge: James Munroe and Co., 1834. 28 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet sumptuously bound into recent period-style calf, gilt and blind panels, rules and fillets to boards, raised bands and gilt and blind ornaments to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. Moderate toning and light foxing to interior, author signature to center of title page. $1,250. * Only edition. Greenleaf replaced John Ashmun, who died in 1833. He was a member of the Harvard faculty until 1848. He played a key role in the development of the law school. His Treatise on the Law of Evidence (three volumes, 1842-1853) was a standard textbook for law students until the end of the nineteenth century. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8621.
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