Book #79338
Item #79338 Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland. Joseph Story, William Wetmore Story.
Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland...
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]. [Story, William Wetmore (1819-1895), Editor]. 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. London: V. and R. Stevens and G.S. Norton; Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847. xxvii, 664 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, rebacked with raised bands, blind fillets and retained lettering piece to spine, hinges mended with tissue. Light rubbing, some shallow scuffing and a few small stains to boards, corners bumped and worn. Moderate toning to interior, somewhat lighter or heavier in places, occasional light foxing, outside corners of a few leaves folded, light soiling and small chips to edges of a few leaves, faint dampstain to pp. 251-371. Housed in cloth slipcase. $500. * Second edition. In The Formative Era of American Law, Pound refers to the Commentaries on the Laws of Bills of Exchange as one of the standard texts of the nineteenth century. As Marvin pointed out in 1847, it was certainly the most complete and wide ranging text of its day. In addition to American and English sources Story draws on the work of Heineccius and other civil-law jurists. Apart from James Kent, no man has had greater influence on American law than Joseph Story. He was Dane Professor of Law at Harvard and an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. His many books have been cited extensively in America and in Britain, and they remain authorities today. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 673. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2556.

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