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												Das Gemeine Recht Englands und Nordamerikas (The Common Law) [With].. by  Rudolf  Oliver Wendell; Leonhard
	 - First edition
			 - 1912
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Das Gemeine Recht Englands und Nordamerikas (The Common Law) [With]..

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Das Gemeine Recht Englands und Nordamerikas (The Common Law) [With]..

by Holmes, Oliver Wendell; Leonhard, Rudolf

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1912. with autograph note from O.W. Holmes. with autograph note from O.W. Holmes. The First German Edition of The Common Law Holmes, Oliver Wendell [1841-1935]. Leonhard, Rudolf [1851-1921]. Das Gemeine Recht Englands und Nordamerikas (The Common Law) in Elf Abhandlungen Dargestellt von Dr. O.W. Holmes, Jr. Mitglied des Obersten Gerichtshofes der Vereinigten Staaten in Washington. Leipzig: Verlag von Duncker & Humblot, 1912. xix, 423 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Original three quarter gilt stamped cloth, marbled boards and edges, very lightly worn. Bookplate on inside front pastedown. An attractive copy. [With] Holmes, Oliver Wendell. [Autograph Note, Signed. (Boston), April 1, 1869]. Single 5" x 7" lined sheet (from notebook). Light edgewear, otherwise fine. Two items in all. $650. * First German edition. The title page states that this work was translated with permission of the author by Dr. Rudolph Leonhard, Professor of the University of Breslau and Doctor of Laws of Columbia University. Leonhard introduced this book to German-speaking Europe. He lectured on it and published an essay about its treatment of possession. The note dates from the time when Holmes was a young lawyer in Boston. It gives the address of Julia E. Clapp, the wife of Boston attorney William Clapp. See Holmes-Pollock Letters I:175. "The Common Law (1881) was widely considered the best book on law ever written by an American..." Posner, Cardozo. A Study in Reputation (1990).


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