Angell, Joseph K.
A Treatise on the Law of Watercourses. With an Appendix:. Containing Statutes of Flowing, And Forms of Declarations...Revised, and Containing References to Many new Adjudged Cases.
Boston: C.C. Little and James Brown, 1850. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. The first edition of this classic treatise was published in 1824. Its final edition, the seventh, appeared in 1877. "The law in relation to water courses is becoming daily of increased importance, and Mr. Angell, in his work, has commendably discussed the subject. Local legislation has altered, in many of the states, the common law relative to water courses, but this does not preclude the necessity in many cases of resorting to well settled principles in order to expound these legislative acts. No intelligent lawyer can well practice without Mr. Angell's treatise on water courses.": Kent, Commentaries on American Law III. p453; Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law, p7934. Overall, a handsome copy of this significant and rather scarce volume. Good+ (Textblock Near Fine). Item #2983 Light to moderate shelf wear, upper corners through, minor damage to head, front hinge cracked, but attached, several owner signatures on feps, touch of glue toning, light toning to text block edges, else tight, bright and unmarred. Full leather boards, red leather label, gilt lettering, four raised bars, in blind decorative elements. 8vo. xxiv; 585pp; xxxvi (Appendix); 649-661pp (Index).