Boston: Hilliard Gray Little and Wilkins, 1828. 1st edition (American Imprints 35420; Bradford 5255; Sabin 92299). INSCRIBED by the author in the t.p. top margin, "To his Honor / Lieut Govr Winthrop / with the Respects of / The Author" 90 pp. 8vo. 8-3/4" x 5-1/2". Disbound. Chemised, and housed in a custom brown quarter-leather slipcase with marbled paper boards. Slipcase - Fine. Pamphlet - Top trimmed from first 2 words of inscription. Lacks lower right corner of title leaf, otherwise VG. Item #33114
Story, the famed Supreme Court Justice known for his Commentaries on the Constitution , was the youngest attorney ever be nominated to the court [at 32], here inscribes this work to Winthrop while Winthrop was serving as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts [1826 - 1833].