A collection of law reporters and trial reports, primarily from the United States and England, including first editions and early editions. Notable publications include a first edition of Report of the Decision…in the Case of Dred Scott Versus John F. A. Sandford by Benjamin C. Howard, a first edition of The Speeches at Full Length of Mr. Van Ness…on an Indictment for a Libel on Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States by Alexander Hamilton, William Peter Van Ness, and George Caines, and lastly a first edition of Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Virginia by Bushrod Washington.
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Law, Political Science, and Economics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, autograph letters, and ephemera. Foundational works in the history of law and political philosophy, including books that influenced the American and French Revolutions.
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