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

Story, Joseph

Publication Date: 1843
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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: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843. xxiv, 608 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, raised bands, lettering piece and fragment of owner label (Eno) to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities and a few minor scuffs, front board partially detached. "Stephen Eno's Book/ May 16-1843/ Price $5-" to front free endpaper, "L.Eno" to following endleaf, endleaves filled with annotations, occasional check marks, brief annotations and underlining. Toning, light foxing in a few places. A solid copy with an interesting association. $250. * First 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 he remains an authority today. Stephen Eno [1762-1852] was a prominent lawyer and civic leader in Dutchess County, New York who practiced in Pine Plains, Amenia, and Poughkeepsie. A very wealthy man, he was known for his extreme frugality, which may be why he noted the purchase price in his owner inscription. Several of his descendants were lawyers, including his son (?), "L. Eno." The annotations are statements of legal principles with page references and bibliographical notes. Pound, The Formative Era of American Law 140-141. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 673. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2555. Bookseller Inventory # 54358

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Title: Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange...

Publication Date: 1843

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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