AMERICAN PRECEDENTS OF DECLARATIONS, COLLECTED CHIEFLY FROM MANUSCRIPTS OF CHIEF JUSTICE PARSONS AND OTHER ACCOMPLISHED... FOURTH EDITION
Item #: 60499
Pages: lxccx, 560 pp.
Published: West Brookfield; Merriam & Chapin; 1848. Reprinted in 2007.
Subjects: JURISPRUDENCE, LEGAL EDUCATION, LEGAL HISTORY
This work is credited as being the first treatise onAmerican law. "The American law text book, like theAmerican law report, owed its origin largely to the demandfor the creation of a native body of law, distinct fromthe English law. The need arose first in the departments ofpleading. (Anthon's American Precedents was the firstAmerican collection of forms, published in 1802.).Warren:332 This edition greatly expanded earlier volumesand contains a digest of rules and cases.Includes explanatory notes from Chitty's Treatise onPleading and other works.
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