Bouvier, John. [Gleason, Daniel A., Editor]. Institutes of American Law. New Edition. In Two Volumes. Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, 1880. lxviii, 651; iv, 798 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-54288. ISBN 1-886363-80-3. Cloth. $250. * A compendium of American law by a Philadelphia jurist best known for his Law Dictionary (1839). Extensively notated and indexed. Divided into six books (law and government, persons, things, wrongs, remedies, equity), and based on Pothier's system, he covers a wide range of topics such as the nature of law and sovereignty, the U.S. government, corporations, civil rights, domestic issues, duties and rights of master and servant, paternity, title by original acquisition and by war, patents, contracts, sales, bailments, bills of exchange and promissory notes, estates, trusts, property, libel, remedies, courts, evidence, and equity.
Bouvier, John. A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several states of the American Union; With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law. Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, 1843. Two volumes. vii, -740; 772 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. With a new introduction by Bryan A. Garner. ISBN 1-58477-358-8. Cloth. $295. * Reprint of the second edition. In this edition Bouvier [1787-1851] revised about half of his entries and added a thousand new ones. He also incorporated numerous local references, which were compiled through an extensive correspondence with members of all but one of the state bars. The second volume concludes with two appendices. The first is a list of English Chancery, Common Law and Ecclesiastical Reports and an list of the titles published by The Law Library (First, Second and Third Series). The second is a reprint of Robert Kelham's A Dictionary of the Norman or Old French Language.
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