One of the Standard American Texts of the Nineteenth Century Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland, as Administered in England and America; with Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown/London: A. Maxwell & Son, 1843. xxiv, 608 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing and some minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front board detached. Light toning to interior, signatures 33-37 (pp. 257-296) loose but secure, offsetting to margins of preliminaries and rear endleaves, early owner signature (Charles Deland) to front free endpaper. $350. * First edition. Story's treatise on bills of exchange was a standard text during the nineteenth century. As Marvin notes, it was certainly the most complete and wide-ranging text of its day. In addition to American and English sources it draws on the work of Heineccius and other civil-law jurists. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 673. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2555.
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