Adams, John. Legal Papers of John Adams (3 volume set)

Adams, John. Legal Papers of John Adams (3 volume set)

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Adams, John; Wroth, L. Kinvin & Zobel, Hiller B. [editors]. Legal Papers of John Adams (3 volume set). Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1965. [8581]

Three volume set in blue cloth, no dust jackets, ex library with standard library additions, library spine labels neatly removed. Bindings have small cello tape remnants that once held book wrappers in place. Very good. Hardcover.

A presentation of 64 items/cases spanning John Adams's legal career, from his notes as a student to the Boston Massacre trials.

"The progression of John Adams from a craftsman of laws to an architect of governments is a significant and exciting chapter in the history of American law and the chronicle of our public affairs." - Foreword.

"John Adams was before anything else a practicing lawyer - a man of the office, the library, and the courts. Future legal historians and biographers must describe in comprehensive detail the legal system of pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts in which he studied and practiced, and the extent to which his legal training and habits thereby developed influenced his later public service. The Legal Papers of John Adams is intended to furnish some of the raw material for such comprehensive studies." - Introduction.