The "Best English Treatise on the Subject" Collyer, John [1801-1870]. Phillips, Willard [1784-1873], Notes. Pickering, Edward [d.1876], Notes. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Partnership. With Notes of American Cases; By Willard Phillips and Edward Pickering. Springfield, MA: Published by G. and C. Merriam, 1834. xxxii, 728 [i.e. 544] pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 6"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. A few minor spots and scuffs to boards, early owner bookplate to front free endpaper, light toning to interior, offsetting to margins of endleaves. A well-preserved copy. $950. * First American edition, from the first London edition (1832), to which it is star-paged. According to Warren's Popular and Practical Introduction to Law Studies, this is the "best English treatise" on the subject. It provides "a full statement of the principal decisions of Lord Eldon, whose subtle and powerful legal intellect pre-eminently distinguished itself in cases of Partnership and Bankruptcy." The final American edition, the fourth, was published in 1853. Warren cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography 215. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9306.
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