With a Warm Inscription from the Author Archer, Gleason L. [1880-1966]. History of the Law. Boston: Suffolk Law School Press, 1928. 442 pp. Original textured cloth, gilt fillets and title to spine. Light rubbing and shelfwear, faint dampstaining to front board, moderate toning to interior, small tears to bottom-edges of pp. 5-10, internally clean. Lengthy presentation inscription dated June 13, 1929 to front free endpaper. $650. * Only edition. Archer, an author and popular radio broadcaster for NBC, was the founder and first president of Suffolk University and Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. History of the Law represents the "story of the development of legal principles" and covers topics in ancient law, English common law and the development of American law and legal institutions (Preface). Archer presented this copy to Arthur G. Staples, whom he describes in the inscription as "my good friend and former 'Boss' to whose encouraging words and inspiring example I am deeply indebted." Staples is likely Arthur Gray Staples [1861-1940], a Maine journalist and author who lived and worked near Archer before the latter left Maine for Boston.
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