Legal Bibliography; A Quarterly Sheet, Furnishing a Record of Current Publications in Legal Literature Volume 1-4

Legal Bibliography; A Quarterly Sheet, Furnishing a Record of Current Publications in Legal Literature Volume 1-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...When I get these clearly in my mind, I shut myself up and think--think until I begin to see a clear principle of settled law, which will apply to the case. Having got this far, I go--not to recent cases--but back to decisions by great judges which have stood the test of time, and hunt for a statement by them of the principle at stake. If they agree with me " (here the judge laughed) " most of my work is done, and I can find my way easily through the later cases. If they do not see the principle as I do, then of course I have to begin again, " Formerly, hunting for these great decisions took a deal of work, but since Mr. Campbell has grouped under topics all the English decisions which have stood the test of time, and has digested them into concise ' Rules, ' in his ENGLISH Ruunc CASES WITH AMERICAN No'rEs, ' much of my labor has been saved." THE STANDARD LAW BOOK Law books come and law books go. which have vogue more than a decade. If alist of the " ten best sellers" should be compiled by booksellers, how many books twenty-five years old would be included? Blackstone, perhaps, survives, because it is read by students; but is it ever cited in court? Vhere are the standards of the last generation? Forgotten or carried only in the category of " Slow books." There is only one exception we can call to mind--of a legal work which has continued to be a standard for more than fifty years, and which is used now as much as it ever was by judges, lawyers, and students. This is l'louvrizir's LAV DICTIONARY, first published in 1839---sixty-six years ago _-the span of two genera tions--and now, in the excellent edition of FRANCIS RAWLE---uSd and sold more widely than ever. There are...show more

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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 649g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862147
  • 9781236862143