This set of four tan law books shows mild wear and moderate soil on covers. Spines have red and gold lettering reading "Dallas' Reports", and below that a black and gold band reading "Brightly's Notes" and the volume number. Inside front cover is stamped Twin Cities Library, and on the front of each book is the imprint "Twin City Lines". I am not sure what the binding is--it appears to be paper over cardboard, as the paper is peeling off in layers, not exposing the cardboard. Photos on request. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the ...
Publisher: The Banks Law Publishing Company
Publication Date: 1903
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 4th Edition.
Book Description Printed for the Reporter, By J. Ormrod, Philadelphia, 1799. Hardcover. Book Condition: Poor. No Jacket. First Edition. Scarce copy, First Edition of Dallas Volume III. Octavo, bound in original calf with missing spine cover. Boards are detached but present. Hinges had previously been reinforced. Ex-Library of Congress surplus, with bookplate on front left endpaper and stamp on front right endpaper. Pages have light tanning, and title page and few following pages have moderate foxing. Endpapers have a few small tears at edges. Page xiii, blank page, and back endpaper detached but present. Pages are otherwise unmarked and tight in binding. Though detached, boards have only mild wear and minor edgewear. This pivotal volume contains some of the first reports of cases of the United States Supreme Court, in the years 1794 - 1799. Contains landmark cases Hylton v. United States, the first reported Supreme Court case in which the court considered the constitutionality of a law enacted by Congress (first reported instance of Supreme Court judicial review), and Ware v. Hylton, the first case in which the court struck down a state law as unconstitutional. Bookseller Inventory # 002464
Book Description Fry and Kammerer, Philadelphia, PA, 1807. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 472 pp. Original brown leather covers w/ gilt title on spine. Wear to extremities. Corners bumped. Binding is scuffed. Previous owner's name stamp on ffep. Also previous owner's name on title pg. Foxing throughout. Includes index. Bookseller Inventory # 9639LAW
Book Description Printed for The Reporter at the Aurora Office, Philadelphia, 1798. Full Calf. Book Condition: Good +. First edition. Volume II only. First Edition. c.1798. Hardcover. Full brown calf, maroon leather spine label with gilt titles. 8vo. 480pp. + (xix)pp. Good+. Leather darkened and rubbed, spine worn with loss a thead, chipping to spine label, corners worn, front hinge inexpertly strengthened with black electrical tape, foxing to contents . Inscription on front pastedown reads "Presented June 29, 1871, by E. M. Sayers, esq. to Pat Knox". Knox was a Waynesburg, PA attorney. Bookseller Inventory # C000018617
Book Description T.Bradford, Philadelphia, 1790. First Edition of the First Volume of Dallas. Contemporary sheep, worn, front joint cracked, endpapers soiled, pp. x + 494 + xx14 + Errata. Bookseller Inventory # 007412
Book Description Printed for the Reporter, By J. Ormrod, Philadelphia, 1799. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Scarce copy, First Edition of Dallas Volume III. Octavo, bound in later buckram with partially worn-away black and red spine labels. Endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced. Ex-Library of Congress surplus, with bookplate on front left endpaper and stamps on front right endpaper and back of title page. Front right endpaper is partially torn from binding. Pages have some light to moderate foxing and tanning, and a few small scattered tears/creases at edges, but are otherwise unmarked and are tight in binding. Title page and following few pages have a light moisture damage mark, and title page bears a small inscription in ink and a small tear. Boards are clean, and spine exhibits very mild soiling and wear to spine labels. This pivotal volume contains some of the first reports of cases of the United States Supreme Court, in the years 1794 - 1799. Contains landmark cases Hylton v. United States, the first reported Supreme Court case in which the court considered the constitutionality of a law enacted by Congress (first reported instance of Supreme Court judicial review), and Ware v. Hylton, the first case in which the court struck down a state law as unconstitutional. Bookseller Inventory # 002460
Book Description Philadelphia, PA, 1798. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. P. Byrne (illustrator). Four volume set of the oldest reports of the US Supreme Court. These volumes cover the cases which appeared before the US Supreme Court at the Federal seat in Philadelphia , PA and cover the years from the inception of the court in 1790 through the year 1800. Volume 1 (2nd Edition) dated 1806 Printed for P. Byrne , Philadelphia Pa. Volume 2 (first edition) dated 1798 and titled "Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Several Courts of the United States and of Pennsylvania Held at the seat of the Federal Government " Printed for the Reporter at the Aurora Office , Philadelphia Volume 3 (first edition) dated 1799 and titled "Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Several Courts of the United States and of Pennsylvania Held at the seat of the Federal Government " Printed for the Reporter by J. Ormrod , Philadelphia Volume 4 (first edition) dated 1807 and titled "Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Several Courts of the United States and of Pennsylvania Held at the seat of the Federal Government " Printed for the P. Byrne by Fry and Kammerer , Philadelphia Common to all volumes Very good condition books - these volumes have had spine repairs , have been resewn and have new headbands, new end sheets and new spine labels. The original boards have been retained. The book pages show age toning with volume 4 showing the most page darkening. All the volumes have moderate amounts of foxing. All the volumes have a name (written in pencil) on the title page - small , but visible. The bindings are polished calf. This is a very nice antiquarian set of books and a very valuable part of the history of the United States. Very reasonbaly priced for the edition's and the condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008090
Book Description Printed for P. Byrne, 1798-1807, Philadelphia:, 1798. Four volumes. Second edition of the first volume, first editions of the other three. Vol. I : x, , [1 blank], 502, xxiv, -26pp; Vol. II : , iv, 480, xix pp; Vol. III : , 519, [1 blank], xiii pp; Vol. IV : , 472, xxxiv,  pp. Bound in original calf with tooled borders [some scuffing, some wear to spine ends, couple of hinges just starting], gilt-lettered morocco spine labels [label of Vol. III missing], small gilt-lettered black morocco ownership label of "C. Henry Stinson" at foot of each spine [one label partly rubbed away]. Bookplate of "Charles A. Stinson" on front pastedown of all volumes, early ownership signatures at head of title pages, "J. Freedley 1821" and "J. Freedley August 1821." Light tanning, scattered foxing. Very Good. This "very valuable work" [Sabin] prints the official reports of the United States Supreme Court's first ten years, including cases on admiralty, bankruptcy, constitutional interpretation, emancipation of slaves, naturalization, treason; other topics come from Pennsylvania courts beginning in 1754; and federal appeals courts beginning in 1781. "Many of the cases have an historic interest" [id]. "These Reports are the oldest in the United States, except Kirby's. Lord Mansfield is reported to have said of them, that 'they do credit to the Court, the Bar, and the Reporter; they show readiness in practice, liberality in principle, strong reason and legal learning; the method, too, is clear, and the language plain.' " [Marvin]. Cases on the Whiskey Rebellion, confiscation of Loyalists' estates, and the U.S. Supreme Court case of Chisholm v. Georgia are included, along with the appointment of John Jay as Chief Justice of the United States, and the earliest Rules of Practice. The Sloop Betsey, "one of supreme importance in the early history of the country," is printed. It vindicated the Neutrality Act and rebuffed Citizen Genet, by affirming federal court jurisdiction "to restrain or penalize activities violative of international law" [I Warren, Supreme Court in United States History 105-106]. Penhallow v. Doane is also printed, another "case of importance," in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld federal admiralty jurisdiction to adjudicate competing claims to captured vessels, despite contrary rulings of the New Hampshire State Courts. Each volume has a Table of Cases and a detailed Index by topic. Previous owner John Freedley [1793-1851], of Pennsylvania, was an attorney who represented the Fifth District of Pennsylvania in Congress from 1847-1851. Charles Stinson [1825-1899] was Judge of 38th Judicial District of Pennsylvania and in the Pennsylvania State Senate. Evans 33598, 35374. Marvin 249. Bookseller Inventory # 25458
Book Description 1806; 1798; 1799; 1807, Philadelphia, 1806. Hardcover. First Edition. Four octavo volumes (5-1/4" x 9-1/4") bound in much later legal tan buckram with contrasting gilt-lettered morocco spine labels; x, 492, i-26; , iv, 480, xix; [viii], 519, , xiii; [vi], 472, xxxiv, [xiv] pages. Complete with half title in the first volume which is the 1806 Second Edition; the remaining volumes are First Editions dated 1798, 1799, and 1807 respectively. The first edition of Volume I was published in 1790. Evans 33598, 35374, 22445; Shaw & Shoemaker 12384. Of great importance as these volumes contain the FIRST PUBLISHED REPORTS OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, covering the cases which appeared before the Court from its inception in 1790 through 1800. Ownership signature of William T. Dwight on the title pages of the first and third volumes. Dwight was the sixth son of Dr. Timothy Dwight, President of Yale College 1795-1822, and a great-grandson of Jonathan Edwards. He practiced law in Philadelphia for about ten years after graduating from Yale in 1813 before pursuing a career in the Ministry. Several pages bear his ink notes. Three other unknown signatures on the other title pages. Several ink and blindstamps of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Light browning and foxing. Very Good and scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 013649