(2) (xv) 136 (2) pp. in full contemporary light tan calf, tolled edges, red leather spine lable lettered in gilt. First American edition. Prominent New Jersey jurist and U.S. Congressman Lucius Q.C. Elmer's copy with his small printed bookplate front pastedown. Running title: ".A Connected Series of Notes, Respecting the Geography, Chronology and Literary History of the Principal Codes and Original Documents of the Grecian, Roman, Feudal and Canon Law. With Additional Notes and Illustrations by an Eminent American Civilian." Considered one of Butler's most important works. A tight example but with the binding well worn, scuffed about the edges and spine strip. Moderate tidemarking to the lower 1/4 of the pages. Lucius Q.C. Elmer (1793-1883) of Bridgeton, New Jersey. studied at the University of Pennsylvania, fought as an a major of artllery in the War of 1812 and acquired his law degree in 1815. He served as a U.S. Congressman 1843-1845, as New Jersey Attorney General 1850-1852 and as a Justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court 1852-1859 and again from 1861-1869. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Horae Juridicae Subsecivae. (Lucius Q.C. ...
Publisher: William P. Farrand
Publication Date: 1808
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First American edition
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