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An Essay on the Law of Bailments
1804. Second American Edition of Jones on Bailments With Interesting Associations Jones, Sir William [1746-1794]. [Lansing, John (1754-1829), Owner]. [Sheffield, William Paine (1820-1907), Owner]. An Essay on the Law of Bailments. With Introductory Remarks, And Notes, Comprising the Most Modern Authorities, By John Balmanno. London: Printed. Philadelphia: Re-Printed, For P. Byrne, 1804. [13], 48, 123 [i.e. 217]. xxviii pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to spine and extremities with wear to spine ends, corners bumped, later armorial bookplate of William Paine Sheffield to front pastedown, partial crack between front endleaf and title page. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, early owner signature of John Lansing, Jr. to title page. $250. * Second American edition. Pagination irregular, following that of the first London edition, 1781, the paging of which is indicated in the margins. One of the first significant books to use principles derived from Roman and civil law sources, this influential treatise played an important role in the introduction of their ideas into Anglo-American jurisprudence. This copy has two interesting associations. A notable lawyer and politician, Lansing was one of New York's delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Opposed to the idea of a Federal Constitution, he left the convention after six weeks, along with his fellow delegate Robert Yates. A prominent Anti-Federalist member of the New York ratifying convention in 1788, Lansing vigorously opposed the Constitution. Sheffield was a United States Representative and Senator from Rhode Island. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2420.
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