“CITED IN MORE THAN 1000 COURT DECISIONS INCLUDING MORE THAN 50 BY THE SUPREME COURT”: RARE FIRST EDITION OF LOUIS LOSS’ SECURITIES REGULATION, 1951
LOSS, Louis. Securities Regulation. Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. Large octavo, original blue paper boards, later-issue dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $2800.
Rare first edition of this landmark treatise by “the intellectual father of securities law in the United States” (Harvard University Gazette), in later-issue dust jacket.
Securities Regulation was "the first treatise comprehensively bringing together the law and court decisions regarding securities laws when it was published in 1951. That book, expanded over the years, remains the leading text on the subject… His work has been cited in more than 1,000 court decisions, including more than 50 by the United States Supreme Court. Among his students at Harvard were four current members of the High Court: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony M. Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and David Souter. The two major securities laws, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, are often unclear and have been subjected to a large amount of interpretation over the years. Much of that interpretation stemmed from the work of Mr. Loss, whose treatise was expanded in a second edition published in 1961 by Little, Brown and then expanded to the current 11 volumes in 1989, with Joel Seligman, the dean of the University of Arizona law school, as a co-author" (New York Times). Later-issue dust jacket, circa 1956. Owner signature.
Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with slightest soiling, only light wear to extremities, and mild toning to spine. A near-fine copy. Rare.