Boston: Little Brown, 1896. First. hardcover. x, 186pp. 8vo, green cloth, small chip to some margins, otherwise very good. Boston: Little Brown, 1996. First Edition. very good(-).
Author was a leading Boston lawyer and later a professor at Harvard Law School. "...Thayer's reputation rests on his work in constitutional law and in the law of evidence. On both subjects he became recognized as the leading scholar in the United States." Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. XVIII, p. 406.