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Item #74486 A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions. Henry John Stephen.
A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions...

A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions...

First Edition of a Classic Treatise on Pleading Stephen, Henry John [1787-1864]. A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions; Comprising a Summary View of the Whole Proceedings in a Suit at Law. London: Printed for Joseph Butterworth and Son, 1824. xix, [1], 463, cv, [3] pp. With a 2 pp. publisher catalogue. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Later quarter sheep over cloth, gilt and blind fillets, gilt title and gilt publication date to spine, endpapers added. Light rubbing to extremities, somewhat heavier to spine ends. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing and brief early markings in pencil in a few places, soiling and edgewear to preliminaries and final few leaves of text. $450. * First edition. The success of this classic treatise, a standard work for decades, can be traced to its organization, clarity and style. According to Dicey, Stephen "exhibited the whole theory in scientific form, arranged the principles in logical order, and expressed them in a series of rules of unequalled clearness and brevity" (DNB). Marvin called it "a masterpiece of exhausting and elegant legal writing" that was notable for its "accurate statement and clear elucidation" of principles. Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) XVIII:1047. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 664. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:339.

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