Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States. 3 Vols. 1st ed

Story, Joseph

Publication Date: 1991
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ISBN-13: 9780837726465; ISBN-10: 0837726468. Story, Joseph. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States. Boston: Hilliard, Gray, and Company, 1833. Reprint. Littleton: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1991. 3 volumes. Hardcover. ISBN-13: 9780837726465; ISBN-10: 0837726468. New. $325. * Reprint of the rare first edition. "Justice Story's treatises shaped the fundamental nature of the law and of legal argument in early American society. [His] treatise on the constitution.has remained an important and valuable source." Introduction. "Apart from James Kent no man has, by writing and teaching, had greater influence on American law.he was a pioneer in the development of the law school, as contrasted with office, preparation for legal practice. The Commentaries were incredible achievements, and evidense immense industry and legal knowledge." Oxford Companion to Law, p.1192. "Whoever seeks for a complete history and exposition of this branch of our jurisprudence, will have recourse to the above work, which is written with great candor, and characterized by extended research, and a careful examination of the vital principles upon which our government reposes." Marvin 669-670. Harvard Law Catalogue (1909) II:669. "The literature on the Constitution is voluminous. The classic analysis is the Federalist.Almost equally valuable is Judge Story's Commentaries on the Constitution." Commager, Documents of American History 139 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 403. Bookseller Inventory # 27174

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Title: Commentaries on the Constitution of the ...

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: ISBN-13: 9780837726465; ISBN-10: 0837726468

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