Flanders, Henry. An Exposition of the Constitution of the United States. Designed as a Manual of Instruction. Philadelphia: E.H. Butler & Co., 1860. xii, 311 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-31594. ISBN 1-58477-014-7. Cloth. $60. * Flanders [1824-1911], a well-known and highly regarded Philadelphia lawyer of his time, clearly describes the origin and organization of the Constitution and the legislature and its branches, the power of Congress and the power denied to Congress and the states under the Constitution. Written for students, and thus written in a lucid and organized manner, with questions for the reader in the notes on each page. The work went through several editions, this being a reprint of the first edition. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2821. Bauer, Commentaries on the Constitution 362. Flanders is also the author of A Treatise on Maritime Law which is also available in reprint from The Lawbook Exchange.
Flanders, Henry. A Treatise on Maritime Law. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1852. xvi, 444 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-50814. ISBN 1-886363-72-2. Cloth. $75. * One of the most admired admiralty lawyers in the country, Flanders [1824-1911] had been a member of the New Hampshire Bar who moved his practice to Philadelphia after the publication of this successful work. Dictionary of American Biography describes this and his later work A Treatise on the Law of Shipping (1853) as works that "gave evidence of deep research and unusual ability. Distinguished for lucid exposition and attractive style, these works in a short time became acknowledged authorities upon the subject with which they dealt.": Dictionary of American Biography III:454.