Legal Publishing in Antebellum America

Legal Publishing in Antebellum America

by M. H. Hoeflich


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107617841
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/22/2013
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

M. H. Hoeflich is Kane Professor of Law at University of Kansas. He is the author of Roman and Civil Law and the Development of Anglo-American Jurisprudence as well as articles in various journals, including the Journal of Legal History, American Journal of Legal History, Law and History Review, and Law Library Journal. Professor Hoeflich is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and member of the American Law Institute.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. A bookish profession; 2. Birth of the law book trade; 3. Spreading the word: catalogues and cultivation; 4. Bidding for law books; 5. Risk, subscriptions, and status; 6. John Livingston, esq.: law bookseller as cultural entrepreneur; 7. Conclusion: selling the law in antebellum America.

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