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Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States; With a Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States, Before the Adoption of the Constitution. Abridged by the Author, for the Use of Colleges and High Schools
Publisher:
Hilliard, Gray, and Company, Boston, 1833.
Description:
Only edition of Story's effort to distil his 'Commentaries on the Constitution', reflecting his "almost unshakable optimism in the perfecting power of education" and his wish that constitutional principles be infused into the minds of the young
Condition:
Modern maroon buckram, gilt, light browning and foxing, else a very good copy; Cohen 2915
Book No.:
W-79017
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
constitutional law, education, Every Man Law Books
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Agency, as a Branch of Commercial and Maritime Jurisprudence, with Occasional Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Eighth Edition, Revised, with Additions. By N[icholas] St. John Green
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1874.
Description:
The only edition of the only treatise undertaken by Green, friend of Holmes and fellow member of the Metaphysical Club, whose "extraordinary power of [revealing] warm and breathing truth" was perceived by Peirce and equally esteemed by Holmes
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite worn, rebacked, original label preserved, ex-Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow; a usable copy only
Book No.:
W-73199
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Agency
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Bailments, With Illustrations from the Civil and the Foreign Law. Cohen 2451
Publisher:
Hilliard and Brown, Booksellers to the University, Cambridge, 1832.
Description:
First edition of Story's first commentary, as he began his effort to establish an American applied legal science, "[s]uperbly organized, lucidly written, comprehensive in breadth [and] rang[ing] from the Codes of Justinian to the American frontier"
Condition:
Modern speckled calf, gilt, some foxing and browning and the occasional marking and notation, but a good copy
Book No.:
W-75176
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
bailments
 
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence, as Administered in England and America. Second Edition. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged. In Two Volumes. Cohen 5012
Publisher:
Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston, 1839.
Description:
Second edition of one of Story's principal commentaries, whose "wide-ranging scholarship was Story at his best", giving a currency to equity principles which was to reform and broaden American law and have a lasting effect upon it
Condition:
Modern morocco, definite foxing, else a good set, presentation copy--"To / The Honble / Mr Justice McLean / from his obliged friend / Joseph Story"
Book No.:
W-77864
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
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. Cohen 2555
Publisher:
Charles C. Little & James Brown, Boston, 1843.
Description:
First edition of the commentary whose substance was at the heart of 'Swift v. Tyson', decided the year before by a unanimous court whose opinion Story delivered, of commercial importance then central to this country; dedicated to Simon Greenleaf
Condition:
Modern speckled calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, some foxing and browning, some chips to the upper margin of the last pages, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-75555
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Conflict of Laws, Foreign and Domestic, in Regard to Contracts, Rights, and Remedies and Especially in Regard to Marriages, Divorces, Wills, Successions, and Judgments. Fourth Edition. Revised . . . and Greatly Enlarged. Cohen 2728
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1852.
Description:
The book Story felt his "best law work", an instant classic upon which Horace Gray opined Story would lay "his highest claim as a jurist"; this edition, by Edmund H. Bennett, relies on the last upon which Story wrote, new material added in brackets
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, unevenly darkened, else a good clean copy; with the half-title
Book No.:
W-77166
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
conflict of laws
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
A Selection of Pleadings in Civil Actions, Subsequent to the Declaration. With Occasional Annotations on the Law of Pleading. Cohen 9274
Publisher:
Published by Barnard B. Macanulty, Salem, 1805.
Description:
First edition of the first law treatise which we may definitely attribute solely to Story, and marking the first correspondence between Story and Jefferson, to whom Story sent a copy; arranged by subject, with Story's notes following the pleas
Condition:
Modern mottled goatskin morocco, gilt, the original label preserved, a pretty copy
Book No.:
W-74932
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
pleading, Supreme Court
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Agency, as a Branch of Commercial and Maritime Jurisprudence, with Occasional Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Eighth Edition, Revised, with Additions. By Nicholas St. John Green
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1874.
Description:
The only edition of the only treatise undertaken by Green, friend of Holmes and fellow member of the Metaphysical Club, whose "extraordinary power of [revealing] warm and breathing truth" was perceived by Peirce and equally esteemed by Holmes
Condition:
Original brown embossed cloth, the spine a bit chipped and the front joint just cracking (but firm), else a good clean copy housed in a modern box
Book No.:
W-75907
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Agency
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Promissory Notes, and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks and Banks and Bankers. With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Cohen 2561
Publisher:
Charles C. Little & James Brown [and] A. Maxwell and Son [etc.], Boston [and] London, 1845.
Description:
First edition of Story's last Commentary, appearing two months before his death and completing his "grand effort to create an American commercial common law suitable both to the needs of the new capitalism and to the values of the old republicanism"
Condition:
Original polished sheep, lightly rubbed, a very good clean copy; with the contemporaneous ownership signature of N. Butler, Junior, dated August 1847
Book No.:
W-74984
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum, Bills and Notes, Negotiable Instrum
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Sketch of the Life of Samuel Dexter . . . As Delivered to the Grand Jurors of the District of Massachusetts, and to the Members of the Suffolk Bar, At the opening of the Court in Boston, Published at Their Joint Request [etc.]. Cohen 1975
Publisher:
Printed by John Eliot, Boston, 1816.
Description:
Story's eulogy of the Boston lawyer whom he characterized in his 'Autobiography' as "at the head of the Massachusetts Bar, and truly princeps inter pares" and whom Story later chose, in his Dane lecture, as a role model for students in the law school
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, quite browned, last leaf repaired (text legible), now preserved in a modern 3/4 calf case; uncommon, four copies in OCLC
Book No.:
W-77583
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
biography
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Promissory Notes, and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks and Banks and Bankers. With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Second Edition. Cohen 2562
Publisher:
Charles C. Little & James Brown [and] Stevens and Norton [etc.], Boston [and] London, 1847.
Description:
Story's last Commentary, here based in part on his posthumous manuscript notes, completing his "grand effort to create an American commercial common law suitable both to the needs of the new capitalism and to the values of the old republicanism"
Condition:
Original polished sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, lightly rubbed, else a very good, clean copy now housed in a modern cloth box
Book No.:
W-77962
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum, Bills and Notes, Negotiable Instrum
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
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. Second Edition. Cohen 2556
Publisher:
Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston, 1847.
Description:
The received edition of the commentary whose substance was at the heart of 'Swift v. Tyson', decided by a unanimous court whose opinion Story delivered, this edition expanded and based on Story's manuscript alterations and additions left at his death
Condition:
Original sheep, quite rubbed and scraped, but sound, a good clean copy now housed in a modern cloth box
Book No.:
W-77980
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Agency, as a Branch of Commercial and Maritime Jurisprudence, with Occasional Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Cohen 1628
Publisher:
Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston, 1839.
Description:
First edition of the first of Story's four Commentaries devoted to commercial law, encompassing in his visionary and expansive analysis both maritime jurisprudence and private international law, with a substantial examination of Roman and civil law
Condition:
Modern morocco, gilt, margins of title strengthed (not affecting the text), some foxing, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-75712
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Agency
 
Author:
Story, Joseph]
Title:
Chief Justice Marshall; an Address by Mr. Justice Story
Publisher:
The Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., Rochester, 1900.
Description:
With a frontispiece portrait of Justice Marshall
Condition:
original wraps, the front wrap detaching.
Book No.:
W-17151
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
biography, Supreme Court
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
A Discourse Pronounced at the Funeral Obsequies of John Hooker Ashmun, Esq., Royall Professor of Law in Harvard University, Before the President, Fellows, and Faculty, in the Chapel of the University. Cohen 1925
Publisher:
Brown, Shattuck, and Company, Booksellers to the University, Cambridge, 1833.
Description:
Story's tribute to the individual who had been his sole fellow faculty member at Harvard Law School, the two of them having successfully started the rejuvenation of the school only a few years before, setting it on the path to its future renown
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over green cloth boards, gilt, one vertical crease and a trace of foxing, else a very good crisp copy
Book No.:
W-77719
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
biography, education

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