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Abraham Lincoln and Law Books

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This virtual exhibit is offered with the hope that it will prompt some of you to visit us and for many more of you to read the law books recommended by Lincoln, either at your local law library or online. We hope that you may find in these law books some of the wisdom and counsel that Abraham Lincoln discovered in their pages. Use the citations below to find other libraries with a copy of the law books featured on this website.

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Commentaries on the laws of England.
William Blackstone
A facsimile of the first edition of 1765-1769
Buffalo, N.Y. William S. Hein & Co., 1992
4 v.; 28 cm
OCLC # 26565798

Chitty’s Treatise on pleading and parties to actions.
Joseph Chitty
16th American ed., with notes, and references to the English and American decisions, by J.C. Perkins.
7th English ed., cor. and enl., by Henry Greening
Springfield, Mass., G & C. Merriam, 1885
2 v., 24 cm.
OCLC # 10211185

A treatise on the law of evidence.
Simon Greenleaf
16th ed., rev., enl., and annotated by J.H.Wigmore
Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1899
3 v. 25 cm
OCLC # 1684754

Commentaries on equity jurisprudence, as administered in England and America.
Joseph Story
13th ed. By Melville M. Bigelow
Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1886
2 v. 25 cm.
OCLC # 1561447



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