Book #78531
Item #78531 Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland. Joseph Story.
Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland...

Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland...

One of the Standard American Texts of the Nineteenth Century Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland, As Administered in England and America; With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1853. xxx, [2], 676 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Later buckram, black-stamped title and paper shelf label with "Withdrawn" stamp to spine, endleaves renewed. Light soiling to exterior, light wear to spine ends and corners, which are lightly bumped, ink library stamps to front endleaves and fore-edge of text block, card pocket to rear pastedown, front hinge starting, cracks in text block after title page, which has a blind-embossed library stamp to its foot, and before final leaf, title page loosening slightly but secure. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves, a few partial cracks to text block, ink library stamps to a few pages not affecting text, early owner signature (of Joseph McDonald) to head of p. 100. $250. * Third edition. Story's treatise on bills of exchange was a standard text during the nineteenth century. As Marvin notes, it was certainly the most complete and wide-ranging text of its day. In addition to American and English sources it draws on the work of Heineccius and other civil-law jurists. The first edition was published in 1843 and the fourth and final edition in 1860. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 673. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2557.

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