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About The Common Law
This handsome book is part of the new, ABA Classics Series. These authoritative, affordable, and beautifully designed editions of the world's greatest law books are perfect for any law library or office or as a gift for anyone involved or interested in the law.
Each book has a distinctive cover design stamped into an elegant leather-look cover and feature thread-sewn pages for strength and durability. In addition, these beautiful editions feature a matching permanent satin bookmark, elegant gilded page edges, and are printed on rich, long-lasting high quality acid-free paper for years of enjoyment--all at an extraordinary price. Finally, the typefaces have been all updated to make the text more readable than other editions of these classics.
This volume of the ABA Classics Series is The Common Law. In the history of the law there have been many great treatises written by many great legal minds, but only a few have had the influence and staying power to truly be called the classics. The Common Law by famed Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. is certainly one of these books.
First published in 1881, The Common Law has retained its relevance through the elegant writing of Justice Holmes and the sound, thorough coverage of everything from criminal law to possession and ownership to torts. As Professor Stephen L. Carter says in his new foreword to the book, "Few books have had this lasting influence on a profession, and earned as profound a reputation within it."
An essential reference for lawyers, laymen and students alike, these extraordinary books are an elegant addition to any home or office, and make the perfect gift. These books will provide a lifetime of enjoyment and a lasting legacy for future generations.