The First Official Catalogue of Harvard's Law Library [Harvard Law School]. [Sumner, Charles (1811-1874), Compiler]. A Catalogue of the Law Library of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cambridge: Charles Folsom, Printer to the University, 1834. viii, 80 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 6") [With] [Sumner, Charles, Compiler]. Supplement to the Catalogue of the Law Library of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cambridge: Charles Folsom, Printer to the University, 1835. [ii], 16 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlets in printed wrappers. Light soiling, later owner name, F.X. Dwyer, to heads of front wrappers, some wear to spine ends of Catalogue. Moderate toning to interiors, light foxing to a few leaves of Catalogue and several leaves of Supplement. $750. * Sumner, later an eminent statesman and U.S. senator, was the librarian of Harvard's law library when he was a student at Harvard Law School. His catalogue, the first published by the law school, was preceded in 1826 by an unofficial catalogue produced by students. The Supplement describes collections of books donated by Samuel Livermore and Joseph Story. Dwyer [1902-1987] was the librarian of Harvard Law School from 1931-1941 and, afterwards, a librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 1812, 1813.
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