New editions were published between 1886 and 1951, with the last volume published in 1953. The dictionary was retired in 1991 so that a new dictionary could be published. It was rediscovered and substantially revised in 2013 with the timely addition of new and important terms -- to the delight of students and professors. To make it more readily accessible, Bouvier has condensed it into a six-volume set -- in the actual book the six-volume set, six separate volumes. Lower volume is a brief bibliography.
Bouvier, John. A Law Dictionary Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union; with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law. Originally published: Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1839. 2 Vols. 559; 628 pp. Reprinted 2013 by Sweet & Maxwell, 5000 Easton Pkwy., Burlington, MA 01803. 2 vols. hardcover. ISBN 978-1447051721. $165; ISBN 978-1447051735. 1.584. The original volumes are quite rare. The first volume is keyed to both U.S. and English law; the second volume to U.S. law. The dictionary is a modest innovator in the field of law dictionaries. AT $165, Bouvier has performed a service since it was written. d2c66b5586