"One of the Notable Early American Law Books" Stearns, Asahel [1774-1839]. A Summary of the Law and Practice of Real Actions; With an Appendix of Practical Forms. Boston: Published by Cummings, Hilliard, & Co., 1824. xxx, , 528 pp. Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and some faint spotting to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, which are lightly bumped, light scuffing to spine. Light toning to interior, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves, offsetting to margins of preliminaries and rear endleaves. $500. * First edition. This treatise is based on lectures given by Stearns at Harvard Law School, where he was one of its earliest professors. Pound says this work "proved to be one of the notable early American law books and was welcomed by a bar in need of accurate available information on technical procedure." Pound, The Formative Era of American Law 141. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9502.
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