One of the "Great Textbooks" Wharton, Francis [1820-1889]. A Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States: Comprising a Digest of the Penal Statutes of the General Government, And of Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia; With the Decisions on Cases Arising upon Those Statutes, And a General View of the Criminal Jurisprudence of the Common and Civil Law. Philadelphia: Kay & Brother, 1855. ix, 1128 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine, illegible early owner inscription to head of spine. A few minor scuffs and stains, light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends and corners, lower corners bumped, hinges partially cracked, early owner inscription and illegible struck-through signature to front pastedown. Light toning to interior, light foxing in a few places, early marks in pencil to a few leaves, offsetting to margins of preliminaries and rear endleaves, early owner signature (W.C. Squire) in pencil to title page. $150. * Third edition. First published in 1846, this is one of the books included in Vanderbilt's list of "great textbooks" in which "the history of American law might well be traced": Vanderbilt, Men and Measures in the Law 21. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3780.
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