by Howe, Samuel; Fay, Richard S; Chapman, Jonathan
1834. Massachusetts Treatise on Civil Actions Howe, Samuel [1785-1828]. Fay, Richard S. [1806-1865], Editor. Chapman, Jonathan [1807-1848], Editor. The Practice in Civil Actions and Proceedings at Law in Massachusetts. Edited by Richard S. Fay and Jonathan Chapman. Boston: Hilliard, Gray, and Company. 1834. xii, 599 pp. Octavo (5-1/2" x 9"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, front joints partially cracked, early owner signature of Edwin Conant and brief annotation in his hand to front free endpaper. Moderate toning and light foxing to text. $250. * Only edition. Howe, a Massachusetts lawyer and legislator, was an associate justice of the Court of Common Pleas who ran a law school in Northampton. The editors note: "The basis of the following work [was] a series of lectures which were prepared by the late lamented Judge Howe, and delivered to the students composing his law school at Northampton. It was his intention, when they should have been completed, to have published them; but before the outlines of his proposed work were entirely filled up, death arrested the progress of his labors" (Preface, [iii]). The work was completed by the editors using Howe's notes as a guide. Conant [1810-1891] was a prominent Worcester, Massachusetts, lawyer, businessman and philanthropist. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9151.
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