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Item #74246 Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court... 12 vols. United States Supreme Court, Henry Wheaton.
Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court... 12 vols.

Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court... 12 vols.

Wheaton's Reports: The "Golden Book of American Law" [Supreme Court, United States]. Wheaton, Henry [1785-1848], Reporter. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States. New York: Banks Law Publishing Co, 1904 [Volume 7: 1903]. Twelve volumes. Complete set. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Uniformly bound in later tan buckram, with red and black lettering pieces and volume numbers to spines. Light rubbing and soiling to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, nicks to a few lettering pieces, small faint dampstain to outer top-edge of Volume 11, hinges cracked (also before title pages of a few volumes) and reinforced with cloth, ink property stamps to front pastedowns. Light to moderate toning, a few partial cracks to text blocks of a few volumes, all leaves secure, internally clean. $1,000. * Fourth edition, published as Volumes 14-25 of United States Reports. Wheaton's tenure as the Supreme Court's reporter lasted from 1816 to 1827, a remarkable period that witnessed such landmark cases as Martin v. Hunter's Lessee (1816), McCulloch v. Maryland (1819), Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819), Cohens v. Virginia (1821) and Gibbons v. Ogden (1824). A more sophisticated Supreme Court reporter than the predecessors, Wheaton enhanced his excellent reports with extensive notes and useful appendices, some containing texts of relevant documents. As noted by Woxland and Ogden, his reports became "a model for judicial reporting in this country-the 'golden book of American law.'" Issued four times between 1883 and 1911 as the fourth edition, the Banks imprints were edited by jurist and reporter Frederick C. Brightly and feature his notes throughout. Woxland and Ogden, Landmarks in American Legal Publishing 33. Cohen and O'Connor, A Guide to the Early Reports of the Supreme Court of the United States 135-146.

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Book number 74246