Antebellum Edition of Story on the Conflict of Laws Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Bennett, Edmund Hastings [1824-1898], Editor. Commentaries on the Conflict of Laws, Foreign and Domestic, In Regard to Contracts, Rights, And Remedies, And Especially in Regard to Marriages, Divorces, Wills, Successions, And Judgments. Revised, Corrected and Greatly Enlarged. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1852. 8, xxxviii, 1072 pp. Includes 8 pp. publisher catalogue. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary sheep, rebacked retaining existing spine, blind frames to boards, raised bands and calf lettering piece to spine, calf owner label to foot (L.N. Baldwin), blind tooling to board edges, free endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, owner signature (L.N. Baldwin) to front endleaf, another signature (George V. Moody) to head of title page. Moderate toning to interior, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing and faint smudges to a few leaves, faint offsetting to margins of endleaves. $450. * Fourth edition. Additional cases after 1845, which are set off in the text by brackets, were added by Bennett. Story's Conflict of Laws, the first systematic treatise on the subject, is one of his greatest and most influential works. Warren says: "It is not too much to say that its publication constituted an epoch in the law; for it became at once the standard and almost the sole authority...[it] received the honor of being practically the first American law book to be cited as authority in English courts." Expanding on this latter point Marvin quotes "a late English writer" who says that "No work on international jurisprudence merited, nor received, greater praise from the jurists of Europe. It impressed English lawyers with the highest respect for [Story's] extensive learning.": Legal Bibliography 471. Warren, A History of the American Bar 545. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2727.
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