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. xxxviii, 1072 pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked retaining existing spine, blind frames to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and faint staining to boards and spine, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, recent embossed owner stamp to front and rear free endpapers. Moderate toning to interior minor stains and faint smudges to margins in a few places. $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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