Four Interesting Titles on Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy Mackintosh, Sir James [1765-1832]. Marvin, J[ohn] G[age] [1815-1855], Editor. A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations, Together with a Collected List of Works Upon International Law, A Sketch of the Author's Life, Etc. Boston: Pratt and Company, 1843. xl, -103,  pp. [Bound With] Stewart, Dugald [1753-1828]. Dissertation First: Exhibiting a General View of the Progress of Metaphysical, Ethical, And Political Philosophy, Since the Revival of Letters in Europe. [Boston]: [Wells & Lilly], c.1815. [iii], 6-260 pp. [And] Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. A Discourse Pronounced Upon the Inauguration of the Author, As Dane Professor of Law in Harvard University, On the Twenty-Fifth Day of August, 1829. Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1829. 60 pp. [And] Story, Joseph. A Discourse Upon the Life, Character, And Services of the Honorable John Marshall, LL.D., Chief Justice of the United States of America. Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1835. 74,  pp. With final errata leaf. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, blind rules to morocco edges, raised bands, blind fillets, gilt spine title ("Discourses on Ethics and Jurisprudence"), author names and fillets to spine, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing and light wear to extremities, light chipping to head of spine, front joint just starting at head, corners worn, hinges cracked. Light toning to interior, light foxing in a few places, ownership signature (of C.S. Davis) to head of first title page, ms notes in pencil to recto and verso of title page and last page of second title, penciled lines to margins of a few pages. $500. * An interesting group of early nineteenth-century titles concerning jurisprudence and legal philosophy. Mackintosh's Discourse was the first in a well-reviewed series of lectures delivered at Lincoln's Inn on law and morals in various aspects of law, including public, private and international law. The addresses by Story serve as excellent outlines of his educational and political beliefs. Stewart's Dissertation explores issues of ethical and political philosophy and their development in a series of "Historical and Critical Sketches" (p. 31). Mackintosh: Cohen, Bibliography.
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