Shumaker, Walter A., and George Foster Longsdorf, Compilers. The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary Comprising the Terms and Phrases of American Jurisprudence, Including Ancient and Modern Common Law, International Law, and Numerous Select Titles from the Civil Law, the French and the Spanish Law, Etc., Etc. with an Exhaustive Collection of Legal Maxims. Chicago: Callaghan and Company, 1912. 1901. [x], 976 pp. Thumb-tabbed. Original buckram, blind frames to boards, red and black lettering pieces. Light rubbing and soiling to spine ends joints and corners, internally clean. A nice copy. $250. * First published in 1901 in St. Paul, Minn. by the Keefe Davidson Law Book Co. of which this 1912 printing by Callaghan is an exact reprint. A one-volume law dictionary intended to define and provide explanations of words and maxims relating strictly to law, without elucidation, for those not deeply acquainted with law. Shumaker and Longsdorf based the work on the 1867 edition of Bouvier's Law Dictionary and added modern terms and maxims, which more than doubled the number of entries in the original. For English terms and institutions the authors used the dictionaries of Sweet, Wharton, and Stround, while for ancient law, "free use was made of the dictionaries of Cowell, Spelman, and Jacob, and the treatises of Bracton, Britton, Viner, Coke, Littleton, Bacon, Blackstone, Chitty, Stephen, and Maine, as well as the American classics of Story, Greenleaf, and Kent." (Preface). Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:587.
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