1933, Black’s Law Dictionary

  • Black’s Law Dictionary: Definitions of Terms and Expressions of Ancient and Contemporary American and English Jurisprudence.
  • Vintage from the 1930s
  • This enormous book is around 10.25″ tall, nearly 7″ broad, and 3″ thick!

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Henry Campbell Black wrote it. Third Edition. 1933 publication by the West Publishing Company in St. Paul, Minnesota.


The majority of the content is the Text of Definitions, which covers Definitions of Terms and Expressions of Ancient and Contemporary American and English Law. This volume also includes The Principal Terms of International Constitutional, Ecclesiastical, and Commercial Law, as well as a Collection of Legal Maxims, Numerous Select Titles from the Roman, Modern Civil, Scotch, French, Spanish, and Mexican Law, and Other Foreign Systems, and a Table of Abbreviations.


This is the most referenced legal reference book of our time. It is rather huge, having 1,944 printed pages on the interior. At almost 90 years old, a vintage book that is virtually antique. Even though this book is very old, it is still in good shape. It’s bound in a gorgeous reddish-tan or burgundy leather. The covers are in decent shape, with slight rubbing or bumping along the edges.


The spine’s edges have been discolored or softened as a result of use. The gold gilt text on the front cover and spine is still quite legible. The covers are a little soiled. The inside front cover has a name scribbled in pen on it, but the pages are clean and have crisp edges. While not every page was reviewed individually, the pages appear to be clean and devoid of any markings throughout the text.


I make every effort to picture and document any faults. Please check the given images for specifics, as the item pictured is the exact same item you may expect to get upon purchase.


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