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Title: Law Reform Tracts, No 3, Codification of the Common Law
Description: 1855. Promoting Codification in Massachusetts [Field, David Dudley (1805-1894)]. Law Reform Tracts. No. 3. Codification of the Common Law. Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Consider and Report upon the Practicability and Expediency of Reducing to a Written and Systematic Code, The Common Law of Massachusetts. Published Under the Superintendence of a Law-Reform Association. New York: John S. Voorhies, 1852. 35 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent plain boards, endleaves added. Moderate toning, upper corner of pp. 5-6 partially detached, "5" in early hand and library stamp to title page, library mark to verso. $750. * Only edition. Field, a leader of the New York bar, was an important law reformer and the leading American proponent of codification during the nineteenth century. He was appointed one of the commissioners on practice and pleading in 1847, which resulted in New York's Code of Procedure (1848-1850), which was mostly written by Field. Generally attributed to Field, the Law Reform Tracts discuss aspects of New York's code and the advantages of codification. OCLC locates 9 copies in North American law libraries (Georgetown, New York University, Ohio State University, Pace, UC-Berkeley, University of Cincinnati, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Yale). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 10310. .


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