Bond, Carroll T.; Morris, Richard B. [editors]. Proceedings of the Maryland Court of Appeals, 1695-1729; American Legal Records, Vol. 1. Washington DC: The American Historical Association, 1933. First Edition. 
Blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering, ex college library with the usual features including a white label on the spine. The text is clean and unmarked; the book is tight and square. No dust jacket - cello tape remnants on the covers. 7 3/4 x 10 inches, li., 673 pp. Very good. Hardcover.
"The resultant of these forces - the transplanted English law and the practical requirements of a new society - was the development even before the Revolution, of an American legal tradition, which, with many local variations, departed significantly from the legal system of the English common-law courts. Unfortunately...the decisions of our nineteenth-century courts often show serious misunderstanding of early American practice. The first step to the correction of such misunderstanding must be to rescue from the obscurity of state archives and other depositories the manuscript records of the more important colonial courts, especially those of last resort." - Foreword.