Three volumes complete. Light brown polished leather. Nice Firm copies ! Moderate general wear. Moderate foxing. Previous owners names (1828, 1843). Red spine label with gold 'Chitty's Pleading', black label Vol. 1, 2, 3. Binding strong, hinges strong, text complete. Volumes 1 and 2 printed by Carey and Lea 1825, 4th American from the 3rd London Edition with corrections and additions by John A. Dunlap with additional notes and references to later decisions by E.D. Ingraham, Esq. Volume 3 published by Isaac Riley 1821 titled: 'Supplement to a treatise on Pleading; Containing a copious Collection of Practical Precedents of Pleadings in Personal, Real, and Mixed Actions With American Precedents.' All bindings identical. 743 + 772 + 728 pages. Joseph Chitty (1775-1841) was an English lawyer and legal writer, author of some of the earliest practitioners' texts and founder of an important dynasty of lawyers. He practised as a special pleader under the bar for some years before his call to the bar, which took place at the Middle Temple on 28 June 1816. He enjoyed an enormous practice, and trained a great number of the most eminent lawyers, and poured forth a series of standard practitioners' books. His learning and his memory were alike extraordinary, and although inclining to excessive technicality he did more than perhaps any man of his time to facilitate the study of the law. An illness in 1833 withdrew him from practice.