New York: Childs and Devoe, 1836. First. hardcover. Aldermen, and Assistant Aldermen, and the Journal of the City Convention. vii, 370pp. + errata leaf. 8vo, contemporary calf, leather label, spine and corners worn, covers lightly soiled, inner hinge strengthened, some pages partially browned, mostly in inner margin, scattered foxing to margins, some pencil marks in margins, almost all on index pages. New York: Childs and Devoe, 1836. First Edition. good.
James Kent "...became a justice on the (New York) state supreme court in 1798, its chief justice in 1804, and chancellor of the Court of Chancery in 1814. In these positions Kent wrote opinions that helped to shape common law and equity law nationwide." Jackson, Encyclopedia of New York City, page 634. Also, James Kent was the first law professor at Columbia University.