xii, 132 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
9780935630794 paperback 0935630791 paperback
Legal history series ; no. 12.
"Bibliophile he was indeed, among many other accomplishments: jurist, philologist, linguist, translator, interpreter, anthropologist, attorney-at-law ... [etc.] ... [He] formed one of the outstanding private libraries of his generation in the United States. ... This essay concentrates upon his collection of legal materials, which collectively formed the largest single portion of his library"--P. 1. Pages 67-132 comprise facsimile reproduction of: Catalogue of valuable law and miscellaneous books, from the library of the late Peter S. Du Ponceau, LL.D. : to be sold by order of executors on Wednesday evening, Oct. 16, 1844, at 6 1/2 o'clock, at M. Thomas & Son's Auction Store, no. 93 Walnut Street. Philadelphia : E.G. Dorsey, Printer, Library St., 1844. Published in conjunction with the Tarlton Law Library Rare Book Lecture to be presented Feb. 3, 2011.